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Psychology of Art

teacher Professor PhDr. Julius GAJDOŠ, PhD.


"Art is primary a state of mind“ Marc Chagall…

Psychology of art is one of the most important area of the artistic creation  -  however, it has not yet received adequate space in the university teaching. Subject Psychology of Art is conceived as an integral part of quality base from which every student could draw on and which will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the quality and success. The course will, among other things focus on clarifying the concepts creator-work-respondent, on the historical and contemporary methodologies and on using psychology to detect problems of internal development and its external perception. It is essential that future artists will understand how  areas of perception function. Thanks to the knowledge of self, students can also predict better reflection of the arts as a means of experiences communication  with aesthetic intentions. To understand art as an object of psychological knowledge at the level of artistic / aesthetic / social - and his conception / implementation / responsion / reflection ... The purpose of this course is to complete the practical training to develop skills combine knowledge, understanding the place of art in the psychic life of a human - and of society - and its essential role in the maintenance and promotion of quality of life.

ADI graduates should be able to understand a fundamental point of art in personal development and consolidation of consciousness. They should be able - more than their colleagues - to understand the context of art and personal condition and should be able to reflect on the possible influence of a particular artistic production on the psyche of participants

syllabus 1. semester 1. Seeing, Observation, Perception, Sensation
2. Expression and Scene – psychological background of visual expression and revealing 
3. Convention and Creativity
4. Empathy and Distance
  5. Psychoanalysis, Analytical Psychology and Art
  6. Visual Perception and Illusion I.
2. semester 1. Visual Perception and Illusion II.
2. Seeing and Depicting
3. Representation of Reality – between seeing and communicating
  4. Motion and Space
  5. Creativity and Talent
  6. Influences of Psychoanalytical, Analytical and Gestalt Psychology
3. semester 1. Balance/Weight and Visual System
2. Balance of Visual Perception in the Work of Art
3. Shape, Simplicity and Figurative Consensus in the Work of Art
  4. Space and Depth, Perspective and beyond Perspective
  5. Body Image and Body Art
  6. Body Schema and External Space