Course Code: ARS 110 • Study year: I • 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 2

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:

The relationship between linear rhythm and value rhythm, the study of anatomical elements after ancient moldings

The study of the human face and body - the portrait

The study of the human body and face - portrait with the hands

The study of the proportions of the human body

Morphology of the human body - the study of the living model, whole figure

Morphology of the human body - study by living model, draped whole figure, in-depth study

The statics and dynamics of the positions of the human body

Movement, expression of the human body - study according to the living model, draped whole figure, in-depth study

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:

Joseph Malham, Drawing Closer to Christ: A Self-Guided Icon Retreat Paperback, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, USA, 2017, -.
Gilles Weissmann, Techniques of Traditional Icon Painting, Search Press, Westminster, 2012, -.
Solrunn Nes, The Mystical Language of Icons, Eerdmans, Michigan, 2009, -.