Students undertaking this unit will gain an appreciation of Coptic history and the theological meaning behind the icon. Emphasis will be placed on the "writing" of icons as an important method of translating the invisible divine, into the visible image. Students will study the important role of Coptic art in Coptic culture and its role in liturgical life. Finally, students will learn iconographic techniques such as preparation, design, colouring and gilding in the writing of an icon. They will explore the meaning, theology, and symbols rooted in the holy bible.
Write a coherent in-depth statement about the aims of icons in the Church.
Reflect thoughtfully on the role of the iconographer within the life of the Church.
Analyse the technical issues related to iconography.
Develop fundamental skills such as design, gilding and colouring.
Combination of lectures and practical classes
Paper 1500 words
Preparation of an icon Equivalent of 2000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-22 13:38:32 +1000