Erminia of Byzantine painting - study of the iconographic program

Course Code: ARS 302 • Study year: III • 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: Simona Teodora Roșca-Neacșu
Seminar tutor: Simona Teodora Roșca-Neacșu
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 4

Course aims:

The acquired knowledge will allow the understanding of other courses, from fields included in the study of sacred art
Identification of iconographic personalities and privileged moments with model status in the Byzantine space and in the Romanian;

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. The relationship between architecture and the program
2. Theology of the iconostasis in relation to the program
3. Iconography of the Dome: Pantocrator, Great Instruction,
4. The typological relationship between the Old and New Testaments
within the iconographic program
5. The Easter chandelier and the theology of light
6. Iconography of the Holidays (I)
7. Iconography of the holidays (II)
8. Iconography and hagiography (I)
9. Iconography and hagiography (II)
10-11. Interior and exterior iconography
12-13. Theological sources of iconographic programs.
Theoesthetics of the liturgical space
14. Iconography of the proscomidiary and the altar

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate, presentation.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course the students will know the thematic evolution of the programs iconographic in the space of Byzantine and Romanian Orthodoxy

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral exam 50%, essay 40% and implication in course debates 10%

Recommended reading:

USPENSKY, Leonid, Icon theology, -, -, -, -.
USPENSKY, Leonid; LOSSKY, Vladimir, Guides in the world of icons, -, -, -, -.
SCHOENBORN, Christoph, The icon of Christ, -, -, -, -.
DIONISIE, din Furna, The ermine of Byzantine painting, -, -, -, -.