Semester 1 unit | Coptic Art and Iconography

Semester 1 unit at St Athanasius College

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.

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Unit details

College St Athanasius College
Lecturer Mr Ashraf Gerges
Level Level 1; Level 8
Study Mode Online – Synchronous (Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm)
Unit Code DL1410A (Undergraduate)

DL8410A (Postgraduate)


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