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Culture and Art (HUM132)

Course description
This course introduces the consecutive evolvement of art processes, and their analysis, based on contemporary methodology in studies on art, aesthetics, and the philosophy of art.
Analysis of a work of art. The goals of this part for students are to learn to analyse a work of art, and reveal the premises and structure of its creation; and determine its meaning and lasting value. The following will be the major topics of discussion: Contents and form, light and colour, composition, style, beauty and truth, rebirth and reality, will and spontaneity of the artist, and the relationship of art with myth, religion, and civilisation. Evolvement of art. Making use of analysis methodology, the evolvement of art, where European art is compared to Eastern art, ranging from primitive to contemporary, is introduced. Creativity. Creations in painting and sculpture. Accented are the realistic–abstract and semblance–realistic projections in art. Training in creativity of which one purpose is communication will assist a more intensive integration into cultural sphere of the information technology era.
Concepts of art and the culture. Sociogenesis of the concepts of the culture and civilization. The nature of culture: sociological and humanitarian approaches.The theories of reflection: neomarxism, unctionalism, Weber. Social change and culture: Inglehart. Phenomenological approach to the culture. Neo-structuralism. Critical theory.
 
Aims and objectives
Recognition of creative acts – one purpose for such is communication – will assist a more intensive integration into cultural sphere of the information technology era.
 
Learning outcomes
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Discuss culture and art tendencies and developments.
  • Recognize classicism, romanticism and realism.
  • Explain J. Campbell and his study of religion.
  • Describe traditions and new criteria.
  • Analyze evolvement of art and culture.
  • Develop creativity.
Syllabus
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