Introduction to Icons in Russia

Ref: C3533448

Icons are a significant feature in the Orthodox Church. They are also beautiful works of art, featuring in museums and galleries around the world. In this course we will get acquainted with the history of icons and consider their role in the Christian Orthodox faith. We will look at how icons are traditionally made. We will discuss the role of icons in Russian culture. We will also appreciate the artistic value of icons, looking at particular examples.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to the history, theology and art of the icon, with particular attention to icons in Russia.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Learning a few facts from the history of icons as a religious symbol
  • Identifying the role of icons in Russian culture

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All learning resources are provided in Canvas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Introduction to Icons in Russia

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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