LITERARY AND THEOLOGICAL SOURCES FOR THE ICON

LITERARY AND THEOLOGICAL SOURCES FOR THE ICON

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Code
65071
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8467 Art History and artistic heritage management (LM-89) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Art History and artistic heritage management)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

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

Aims: see previous item.
Learning outcomes in detail:

It is expected that, at the end of the attendance and after the study of the related program, students will be able

  • To contextualize the literary and theological sources on the icon in time, space and literary genre they belong to;
  • To connect the sources to the debate phases on the icon;
  • To identify the connections between icon theology and the main iconographic schemes.

Teaching methods

Lessons with PowerPoint/pdf presentations and Wooclap interactions. Series of seminars.

Attending the lessons is highly recommended.

It is requested to subscribe on Aulaweb as well, in order to get information, didactic material, notices, bibliography and so on.

Students who can attend no lessons at all are warmly invited to contact the professor at the beginning of the course via email.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

“Scared by the Icons? Cross and Sacred Images in Byzantium”

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

The theological debate on icons and the consequences on subjects, schemas and depiction techniques: the Cross and the Sacred Image of Christ.

The "Zaccaria" Cross in the Treasure of the Dome in Genoa.

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

The theological debate on icons and the consequences on subjects, schemas and depiction techniques: the Cross and the Sacred Image of Christ.

The "Zaccaria" Cross in the Treasure of the Dome in Genoa.

The main iconographic schemas and the handbook by Dionysius of Fourna.

Series of seminars (for all students):

Barbara Crostini, ‘Zero Difference’: Gesù nella sinagoga di Dura Europos? [‘Zero Difference’: Jesus in the Synagogue at Dura Europos?]

Giandomenico Ferrazza, Icone e iconografie mariane nella Roma del VII secolo [Icons and iconographies of Mary in 7th century-Rome]

Gianluca Ameri, Per l’edizione della Croce stauroteca ‘degli Zaccaria’ nel Tesoro del Duomo di Genova [Towards the edition of the “Zaccaria” Cross in the Treasure of the Dome in Genoa]

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Students who may want a wholly English bibliography are kindly requested to contact the professor as soon as possible via email (pia.carolla@unige.it).

Bibliography for students who take the course for 6 cfu:

P.A. FLORENSKIJ, Le porte regali, Milano, Adelphi, 1977.

H. BELTING, Il culto delle immagini, Roma, Carocci Editore, 2001.

L. USPENSKIJ & V. LOSSKIJ, Il senso delle icone, Milano, Jaca Book, 2007.

G. AMERI, La Croce stauroteca ‘degli Zaccaria’ nel Tesoro del Duomo di Genova: una rilettura ‘archeologica’, in A. Naser Eslami (a cura di), Genova, una capitale del Mediterraneo tra Bisanzio e il mondo islamico. Storia, arte e architettura, Milano-Torino, Bruno Mondadori 2016, pp. 139-154

P.A. FLORENSKIJ, La prospettiva rovesciata, Milano, Adelphi, 2020

Bibliography for students who take the course for 9 cfu:

P.A. FLORENSKIJ, Le porte regali, Milano, Adelphi, 1977.
L. USPENSKIJ & V. LOSSKIJ, Il senso delle icone, Milano, Jaca Book, 2007.
H. BELTING, Il culto delle immagini, Roma, Carocci Editore, 2001.
DIONISIO DA FOURNÀ, Canone dell'icona. Il manuale di arte sacra dei monaci del Monte Athos, Savona, Pentàgora, 2014.

G. AMERI, La Croce stauroteca ‘degli Zaccaria’ nel Tesoro del Duomo di Genova: una rilettura ‘archeologica’, in A. Naser Eslami (a cura di), Genova, una capitale del Mediterraneo tra Bisanzio e il mondo islamico. Storia, arte e architettura, Milano-Torino, Bruno Mondadori 2016, pp. 139-154

P.A. FLORENSKIJ, La prospettiva rovesciata, Milano, Adelphi, 2020

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Please note: Until further notice students can talk with the professor via Microsoft Teams (webconference); please book an appointment via email: pia.carolla@unige.it

Exam Board

PIA CAROLLA (President)

AGNESE FONTANA

FRANCESCA GAZZANO

LIA RAFFAELLA CRESCI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lessons with PowerPoint/pdf presentations and Wooclap interactions. Series of seminars.

Attending the lessons is highly recommended.

It is requested to subscribe on Aulaweb as well, in order to get information, didactic material, notices, bibliography and so on.

Students who can attend no lessons at all are warmly invited to contact the professor at the beginning of the course via email.

LESSONS START

February 15th 2021. Microsoft Team "Fonti per l'icona 2020", passcode: jaebqkt

ORARI

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LITERARY AND THEOLOGICAL SOURCES FOR THE ICON

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam.

Assessment methods

Oral exam: students will be asked (i) to read, explain and comment on the theological and historical sources about icons and iconoclasm in order to assess their competences to put texts and discussions into context; (ii) to analyze iconographic schemes in order to assess their capacity to connect theological themes and visual art(ifact)s.

Minimum 'pass' requirements for the oral exam are: (a) identifying the main themes in the theological debate on icons; (b) tracing their connections with iconographic schemes.

'Excellence' requirements are: identifying and discussing the multiple connections among the theological debate, the analytical reading of the selected sources and the definition of the most relevant iconographic schemes.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/12/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
20/01/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
04/02/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/05/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
08/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact the professor for any further information in English.