Icons are one of the most characteristic expressions of Eastern Christianity and Orthodox faith. This special program explores the history and theology of icons and their visual/aesthetic properties, both traditional and contemporary.
In addition to this, students will have the opportunity to learn about the development of image theories and stylistic properties of Christian art in the Eastern and Western traditions, and the relationship between the traditional forms of icon painting and some of the most iconic movements within modern and avant-garde art.
Courses within the program:
- Christian Art, East & West I, 7.5 credits
- Christian Art, East & West II, 7.5 credits
- Theology of Icons, 7.5 credits
- Iconology, 7.5 credits