The course analyses the literary and theological sources for icons and connects them with the elaboration of iconographic schemas and the artistic language of icons.

  • Aims and content
    • LEARNING OUTCOMES

      The course aims to give students the following knowledge, competencies and abilities: - through the direct reading of texts, knowledge of the historical phases and theological arguments for and against icon worship; - ability to recognise the influxes of the debate on icons in artistic techniques and iconographic schemas; - ability to compare analogies and differences between western and eastern medieval artistic iconographic schemas 

      AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
      Learning outcomes in detail: see Learning outcomes.
      
      It is expected that, at the end of the attendance and the study of the related program, students will know:
      
      contextualizing the literary and theological sources on the icon in the literary genre of belonging and in the age of their composition;
      
      connect the sources to the debate phases on the icon;
      
      identify the connections between icon theology and the main iconographic schemes.
      SYLLABUS/CONTENT

      Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

      The theological debate on icons and its repercussions on subjects, schemas and depiction techniques.

      Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

      The theological debate on icons and its repercussions on subjects, schemas and depiction techniques.
      The main iconographic schemas.
      The manual of Dionisio da Furnà
      The mourning of the dead Christ.

      URL Aula web
      LITERARY AND THEOLOGICAL SOURCES FOR THE ICON
      https://2018.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=2991
      URL timetable
      LITERARY AND THEOLOGICAL SOURCES FOR THE ICON
      http://www.scienzeumanistiche.unige.it/didattica/orari
  • Who
  • How
    • TEACHING METHODS
      ASSESSMENT METHODS

      Oral exam: reading and commenting historiographical and theological texts presented during lectures to assess students’ capacity to critically place texts within the theological debate on icons; analysis of iconographic schemas to assess students’ capacity to identify the relationship between figurative language and theological themes.

      To pass students must be able to identify the main themes in the theological debate on icons and their connections with iconographic schemas.

      To attain excellence students must be able to precisely identify and discuss the multiple connections between the theological dimension of the debate (in which the analytical reading of sources is immersed) and the definition of iconographic schemas. 

  • Where and when
    • URL Aula web
      LITERARY AND THEOLOGICAL SOURCES FOR THE ICON
      https://2018.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=2991
      URL timetable
      LITERARY AND THEOLOGICAL SOURCES FOR THE ICON
      http://www.scienzeumanistiche.unige.it/didattica/orari
      LESSONS START

      February 11th 2019

      OFFICE HOURS FOR STUDENTS
      Lia Raffaella Cresci

      Monday 12-13

      Sessions
      Date Time Type Place Notes
      18 dicembre 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      15 gennaio 2019 9:00 Orale Genova
      5 febbraio 2019 9:00 Orale Genova
      21 maggio 2019 9:00 Orale Genova
      4 giugno 2019 9:00 Orale Genova
      25 giugno 2019 9:00 Orale Genova
      9 luglio 2019 9:00 Orale Genova
      10 settembre 2019 9:00 Orale Genova
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