Restoration – Requirements for entrance examination

Home assignments, further details of individual tasks, necessary tools

Requirements for home assignments – portfolio

Painting

realistic studies of human body, figures, colourful still lifes, copies, sketches, compositions; recommended number: 30 works, motivation letter

Sculpture

realistic studies of human body, figures, colourful still lifes, copies, sketches, compositions, photographs of modelled realizations; recommended number: 30 works, motivation letter

Form of the submission of works:

  • After submitting the electronic application with annexes, the applicant uploads the digital version of his/her home assignments – his/her portfolio, together with the motivation letter, between January 19, 2021 (6 AM) and January 25, 2021 (8 AM) via: https://obhajoby.vsvu.sk; access details and instructions will be sent on January 18, 2021 by e-mail to the addresses specified in the application.
  • The digital portfolio and motivation letter must be included in one joint PDF format (maximum up to 10 MB) titled name_surname_study programme of restoration. It is necessary to mark the individual works.
  • The applicant brings the original versions of his/her home assignments – his/her portfolio directly to the 2nd round of the admission procedure in the maximum size of A1; all works must be placed in a single cover – in an art portfolio case.

Further details of individual tasks during the admission procedure:

1st round

  • by the distance method, without the applicant’s physical presence
  • the evaluation of the digital portfolio and motivation letter

2nd round

  • in person, with the participation of the applicant who advances to the 2nd round from the 1st round. The 2nd round of the admission procedure lasts two days.

Painting

Drawing of a head or bust on an A2 format in proportion 1:1.
– focus on construction, proportions, modelling
– techniques: charcoal stick, pencil, red chalk or other drawing techniques

Still life painting using a model on an A2 format in proportion 1:1.
– focus on the composition, coloristic and light-related aspect of the still life
– techniques: watercolour, gouache, tempera, acryl...

Painting interpretation of a specific work by one of the masters of the history of painting.
– focus on respecting the proportions and coloristic aspect
– painting techniques /from a given original/

Drawing interpretation from a given author from art history.
– focus on tonality, light, proportionality, composing
– drawing techniques /from a given original/

Sculpture

Drawing of a head or bust on an A2 format in proportion 1:1.
– focus on construction, proportions, modelling
– techniques: charcoal stick, pencil, red chalk or other drawing techniques

Modelling of a head or bust in proportion 1:1.
– focus on construction, proportions, modelling

Modelling – completion of the missing part of a plaster model
– focus on proportionality and artistic inventiveness. 

Modelling – relief from a 2D or 3D model 
​– focus on the perception of rules while creating a relief, spatial and surface imagination, perspective in short, etc.

Tools needed at the admission exam:

Painting

The applicants are required to bring their drawing materials according to their own preferences (pastel, pencil, red chalk, charcoal stick...) + painting material (tempera, watercolour, pastel – according to their needs), brushes, water containers, adhesive tape, a drawing board in A2 size.

Sculpture

The applicants are required to bring their drawing materials according to their own preferences (pastel, pencil, red chalk, charcoal stick), pushpins, spatulas according to their own preferences, a drawing board in A2 size.

Literature:

  • Pijoan, J.: Dejiny umenia 1 – 10. Bratislava, 1982 – 1986.
  • Pijoan, J.: Dejiny umenia 11 – 12. Bratislava, 2002.
  • Gombrich, H. E.: Príbeh umenia. Bratislava, 2000.
  • Rusinová, Z. (ed.): Dejiny slovenského výtvarného umenia – 20.storočie. Bratislava, 2000.
  • orientation in periodical specialised press on contemporary art, architecture, applied arts and design, culture and politics

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