Course Code: ARS 109 • 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: 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:

Elements of plastic language - point, line, spot

Construction of shape and plastic space with  the help of perspective elements

Amplifying the expressiveness of language elements tablet to suggest volume and space

Correlation of the expressive potential of the elements of plastic language and graphic techniques to highlight the character of the studied nature

Exercises to train the skills of observing and studied the model for drawing - drawing by nature

The shape-surface ratio, the study of the elements anatomical- nose, eyes, lips, ear

The shape-surface ratio, the study of the elements anatomical - hand, foot

The relation linear rhythm-value-study of the elements anatomical - skull, crossbones

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:

Alfredo Tradigo, Icons & Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2006, -.
Leonid Ouspensky, Vladimir Lossky, The Meaning of Icons, St Vladimirs Seminary Pr, New York, 1999, -.
Richard Shaw Pooler, Leonardo da Vinci's Treatise of Painting, Abridged edition Vernon Press, Verlag, 2015, -.