Erminia of Byzantine painting - study of the iconographic program

Course Code: ARS 301 • 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: Autumn
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. Introduction to the study of iconographic hermeneutics
2. Paleo-Christian art: the role of images and theology
3. Paleo-Christian art: catacombs and symbols
4. Switching from symbol to icon. The first images
Christian: from catacombs to basilicas
5. The icon of Christ and the memory of the face of the Lord in
The church
6. The cult of martyrs and iconographic development
7. The spread of Christianity, catechetical schools and
iconographic development
8. The Christian calendar and iconographic development
9. Ecumenical synods and iconographic development
10-11. Ecumenical synods and iconographic development
12-13. The first Byzantine economy and iconological theologians
14. The second Byzantine economics and theologies

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, -, -, -, -.