Introduction to the Art of Hagiography (4th - 20th century)

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Τέχνη της Αγιογραφίας (4ος- 20ος αιώνας) / Introduction to the Art of Hagiography (4th - 20th century)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGlykeria Chatzouli
Course ID600019515

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the lectures students will be able to: - determine the dual function of color - analyze the importance and influence of color in the image capture -evaluate the contribution of color to the ecclesiological dimension of the image
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
During the courses there is a detailed analysis of the function of the color in Byzantine painting. It is presented the basic characteristics of the Byzantine painting system in contrary with the painting system of Renaissance. In addition it is explained the way of function of the color as a structural material. The purpose of the course is for students to understand that the color has double function. Firstly structures the icon in the level of prolepses and at the same time functions as the light that comes from the surface of the icon, so that the subject comes in the spatio-temporal dimensions of the contemplator. In this way the color contributes to the ecclesiastical dimension of the icon.
Art of Hagiography, Painting (4th- 20th century
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment341.4
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Π. Βοκοτόπουλος, Ελληνική Τέχνη. Βυζαντινές Εικόνες, έκδ. Εκδοτική Αθηνών, Αθήνα 1995 P. Vokotopoulos, Greek Art. Byzantine Icons, ed. Editions of Athens, Athens 1995
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