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- Making monumental works of art in the mosaic technique in generally with a focus on the mosaic of Byzantine art.
-Analysis of some compositions of great iconographic, plastic and creative importance in ancient art.
Course Entry Requirements:
Week 1, 2, 3:
Introduction. The history of mosaic art. The mosaic. Technique: materials and methodology of realization.
Week 4, 5, 6:
Mosaic in antiquity: Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome
Week 7, 8, 9:
The first Christian representations The mosaic in the Byzantine Empire
The mosaic in contemporary art
Lecture, debate, presentation.
The monumental art course (mosaic) is carried out in close correlation with disciplines Study of composition for iconography, Christian art: Techniques and styles, Iconography, Study of drawing for iconography, Study of color
for iconography, Specialized site practice (mosaic), Anatomy artistic, indispensable elements for composing a visual image aesthetic, iconographic, of a certain formal and ideational complexity.
Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:
Oral exam 50%, implication in course debates 30%, practical activities 20%.
Sweetman J. Rebeca,
The mosaics of roman Crete, , University of St. Andrews, Cambridge
Ancient mosaic techniques and modern conservation: An archaeologist’s perspective, King’s College London
Weyer A., Picazo P.P., Pop D., Cassar J., Aysun O., Vallet J-M., Ivan S.,
European illustrated glossary of conservation terms for wall paintings and architectural surfaces, Ed. Michael Imhof Verlag