Course Code: ARS 210 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Visual arts • Field of study: Sacred art
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Cătălin Băluț
Seminar tutor: Cătălin Băluț
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

- the formation of skills through which the student can reaches the stage of direct expression of the plastic message, through specific, secular and canonical-religious means
-adapting the compositional design to the Byzantine specifics of icon and mural art.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Compositional portrait, detailed study and its transposition in the Byzantine manner

The expressiveness of the human figure - comparative study according to the Byzantine model and image

The expressiveness of the human figure - studies of figurative gestures and ways of canonical representation

Modeling and imagining of portraits of saints respecting the specifics of the representation of gesture and age in Byzantine art

Composing different biblical scenes based on model or memory and imagining sketches, sketches in different drawing techniques

Teaching methods:

lecture, debates, exemples, practical activities

Learning outcomes:

Transmitting theoretical notions and making specific practical applications the field of drawing, the development of artistic visual skills through awareness, assimilation and representation of graphic, constructive principles and value from the models in the proposed themes.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

oral exam 50%, and implication in seminar practical activities 50%

Recommended reading:

Ellen C. Schwartz, The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Art and Architecture, Oxford University Press, Michigan, 2021, -.
Nathan Knobler, The Visual Dialogue: An Introduction to the Appreciation of Art, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Michigan, 1771, -.
Egon Sendler, The Icon: Image of the Invisible, Oakwood Pubns, New York, 1995, -.