Course Code: ARS 221 • 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: Sorin Albu
Seminar tutor: Sorin Albu
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: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

- 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:


Course contents:

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

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate, presentation.

Learning outcomes:

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%.

Recommended reading:

Sweetman J. Rebeca, The mosaics of roman Crete, , University of St. Andrews, Cambridge, -, 2013, -.
Wootton Wil, 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, Germania, 2015, -.