Course Code: ARS 209 • 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: Autumn
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:

The study of the graphic elements of plastic language necessary for the composition of iconographic images

Graphic plastic relations between the realistic drawing and the Byzantine drawing

Drawing figurative representations for icon and mural painting. Drawing in the composition of the Byzantine landscape and architecture

The construction in the plastic space of the different elements to be represented respecting the specifics of the Byzantine art

Nature representations of the face, bust and limbs, Byzantine figures

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:

Michel Quenot, The Resurrection and the Icon, St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Yonkers, New York, 1997, -.
Daniel V. Thompson, The Practice of Tempera Painting: Materials and Methods, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 1962, -.
Linette Martin, Sacred Doorways: A Beginner's Guide to Icons, Paraclete Pr, Orleans, Massachusetts, 2002, -.