Hagiography. Theory and Practice

Course Information
TitleΑγιογραφία. Θεωρία και πράξη / Hagiography. Theory and Practice
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGlykeria Chatzouli
Course ID60002500

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will have acquired full knowledge of all those technical issues related to the painting of an icon. They will have obtained the ability to choose appropriate materials for each case and to apply them in practice. Having gained comprehensive knowledge in both theoretical and practical level they can create original compositions by morphological and stylistical means always aiming at the communication of the theological and religious character of the depicted subjects to the faithfull.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Acquaintance of students with the main principles of byzantine painting, the various techniques (encaustic, egg tempera, mosaic, fresco), the traditional and modern materials and methods. The nature of the course is primarily practical, organized so as to provide students with the ability to create their own portable icon or fresco.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Artistic Workshop
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Artistic creation
Student Assessment
Completed electronically at the end of Semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γ. Κόρδης, Αυγοτέμπερα με υποζωγράφιση. Το χρώμα ως φως στη βυζαντινή ζωγραφική. Θεωρία και Πρακτική, εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2010.
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