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Iconography Course (Iconography of the Saints)

Estimated time
40 hours

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At the end of the Iconography Course you will be able to apply methods of iconographic analysis and recognise symbols of christian iconography and attributes of the Saints, through practical exercises and other resources for future use.

The study of iconography in art is a powerful tool for the interpretation and art analysis

Iconography Course (Iconography of Saints)

General information

Language: English.

Also available in: Português | Español.

The Iconography course fee includes 24-hour access for an unlimited time to:

Tutorial videos.
Support texts and downloadable Ebooks:
3 Support manuals
Ebook Symbols of Proto Christianity
Representations of Saints Ebook
glossary of clergy robes
glossary of saints’ attributes
Links databases, consultation and development of themes.
Practical exercises.
Bibliography and webgraphy.
Evaluation (1 final questionnaire)

what will you learn in the Online Iconography Course

• Recognise and distinguish the concepts of iconography and iconology.

• Identify and recognise characters and scenarios, using the iconographic analysis method.

• Identify literary and graphic sources important to the iconographic reading.

• Before a practical case, apply the iconographic method in all its levels of reading

• Recognise and contextualise characters and episodes of Christian hagiography.


Who should take this Iconography Course

This course is intended for students and professionals who are engaged in activities related to:

  • History,
  • Art History,
  • Museography,
  • Conservation and Restoration,
  • Tourism professionals
  • Cultural Heritage

However, it is perfectly suited to anyone for those who are interested in the themes and want to increase their culture about history, art history and hagiography.

No access requirements


Online Course CertificateAt the end of the course, a training certificate will be issued . Know more.

We are a training entity certified by DGERT – Training Entity Certificate No. 1800/2015 – so the certificate has international validity.



The course price (a single payment) includes all content, assessment and certificate. The value is exempt from VAT under paragraph 10 of Article 9 of the CIVA.

How will you learn?

The Iconography course is organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence.

However, you can freely browse the entire course without any restrictions 24 hours a day, according to your interests and your own work method.

You can consult here the Rules of Operation of Online Courses.

How it works


Access 24 / 24 hours

Immediate start. Access every day, 24 hours a day to all content.

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From any device

Optimized for mobile devices. You just need an internet connection.

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For unlimited time

There is no time limit to complete your course. And you can access it whenever you want and as many times as you want.

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The course price includes the evaluation and Certificate.

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Iconography Course structure

Part 1 – First notions

1. First notions: Icon, Iconography and Iconology Medieval Iconography

2. The evolution and definition of the Iconography as an area of study

3. The Panofsky method

Part 2 – Christian Iconography

1 – Art and Christianity – the image as a vehicle for a message Christian Iconography - Chi-Ro

2 – Graphic and written sources

3 – The first symbols of Christianity

Part 3 – Iconography of the Saints

1. Saints and martyrs: General aspects Iconography - St. Matthew and the angel

2. Clerical vestments

3. Most veneered Saints: symbols and attributes


Yolanda Silva

Graduated in Art History (Faculdade de Letras of the University of Porto). Her career led her to work at the Municipal Historical Archive of Porto and the Museum of ISEP, with inventory and conservation of Photographic collections. She wandered around the world of antiquaries and tourism, until becoming a professional trainer/tutor, dedicating herself to the areas of Art History, Iconography and Conservation of Photography. She currently works at the Department of Culture of Porto, within the scope of Heritage. Has several written works / published in the areas of Art History, Iconography and Conservation.

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