The course package fee includes access 24 hours / day for unlimited time to:
- Lessons for each theme of the programs
- downloadable e-books
- Links to articles, videos and websites
- Assessment (1 final questionnaire per course)
- Certificate (1 certificate per course).
General objectives of Symbolic analysis and formal analysis 2 courses package
Course 1 – Analysing art
Course 2 – Iconography
At the end of the course Iconography of the Saints, the participants will be able to apply methods of iconographic analysis in art and recognise symbols and attributes of the Saints, through practical exercises and other resources for future use. They will be able to apply symbolic analysis methods to works of art.
Who takes this Course package ?
The courses about formal analysis and symbolic analysis of art is intended for professionals who are engaged in activities related to History and Art History, Museography, Conservation and Restoration, Tourism professionals and all interested in the subject.
However, it is perfectly suited to anyone for those who are interested in the themes and want to increase their culture about history and art history.
No access requirements
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.
The courses are 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.
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How it works
PART 1 – First Notions
1. First notions: Icon, Iconography and Iconology
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
2 – Graphic and written sources
3 – The first symbols of Christianity
PART 3 – Iconography of the Saints
1. Saints and martyrs: General aspects
2. Clerical vestments
3. Most veneered Saints: symbols and attributes
The course fee includes 24-hour access for an unlimited time to:
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.
Bibliography and webgraphy.
Evaluation (1 final questionnaire)
1. Analysing Art
a) Reading / Interpreting
b) Writing about Art: concepts of visual rhetoric and visual literacy
Elements of formal analysis
2. Technical data;
5. Structure (basic and essential considerations);
- Contents: iconography and symbolism
- Thematic categories in painting
- Practical analysis of a painting (Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, by Thomas Gainsborough)
Elements of formal analysis
2. Technical and structural data;
- Types of sculpture
- Practical analysis of a sculpture (Funerary lion (unknown author; c. 350 BC).
2. Construction function or purpose;
4. Relationship between function and structure;
5. Relationship between the history and geography of the construction site and architectural forms.
- Practical analysis of an architectural work (Central Tejo, Lisbon)
What students say about the course
Reviews are available for each course on the corresponding pages.