Iconography (I)

Course Code: ARS 115 • 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: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

- knowledge of the basic, structural elements that stand at the foundation of understanding and assuming the artistic, iconographic act;
-identifying some personalities and historical moments that serve as models in training generations of students;

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Introduction in the study of iconic art: object, definition, name, purpose, importance.
2. Introduction in the study of iconic art: the sources of the iconography of Byzantine tradition3. Problems of introduction to the study of iconic art.
4. Interdisciplinarity in the art of Byzantine tradition , painting, music, architecture,
auxiliary sciences and general bibliography of icon art.
7.Interdisciplinarity in the art of Byzantine tradition, painting, music, architecture.
10. Concepts in the art of Byzantine tradition

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate, presentation.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course students will be able to make orthodox icons of Byzantine tradition of different complexities. 

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral exam 50%, implication in course debates 10%, practical activities 40%.

Recommended reading:

Grigorie Krug, Monahul, Cugetările unui iconograf despre sensul şi menirea icoanelor, editura Sofia, Bucuresti, 2002, -.
Florenski, Pavel, Iconostasul, editura Anastasia, Bucureşti, 1994, -.
Baggley, John, Icoanele şi semnificaţia lor duhovnicească. Porţi spre veşnicie, editura Sofia, Bucureşti, 2004, -.