325. Project 1
project will consist of:
images: printed (preferably in color) or in a digital format (on a disk or as
written explanations: typed or as a WORD file (on a disk or as e-mail
Go to the THEO 325 website, find the link “Project 1” in the section on
icons and select an unidentified icon from the number of choices.
Identify the iconography of the icon: e.g., whether it is “Christ Pantocrator,”
“Mother of God Hodigitria,” or some liturgical feast, e.g., “Ascension”
(use the website, books, and lecture notes). Find icons with similar iconography
on the THEO 325 website, in course materials, or other sources.
Find the corresponding sections on this icon in the books assigned for the
course (Quenot and Evdokimov) or other literature. Based on the books and
lecture notes, describe briefly what the icon means, what is depicted in the
icon, and where / when it is used in the church (if applicable).
Point out unusual qualities of the icon (such as architecture, lack of linear
perspective, color, etc.) and explain them, using course materials and lecture
Find a painting / image from the tradition of Western art (e.g., Roman Catholic)
on the same topic, and compare the iconography and other features of this image
and the selected icon.