Art for Christian worship

Year A

Advanced training course

Through exercises of conception and personal realization, the students will concretely realize, in small projects related to specific spaces, the theoretical contents learned and understood. Art for worship is the sensitive expression in space, and in the form / color, of the metahistorical mystery of the celebrated Christian faith.

The course is aimed at architects and artists who want to learn how to look at the works of Christian worship belonging to the millennial tradition of the Church, to identify the criteria used by the artisans-artists, architects, painters and sculptors who have created masterpieces for God and humanity.

– Educational structuring                                                                                

The course is structured according to a dual path: the classroom lessons, dedicated to the ecclesial building and to the mystagogy of ecclesial spaces / furnishings, are systematically coupled with laboratory activities related to the treated points.

This interaction aims to achieve a practical knowledge / understanding of the criteria that have presided – and continue to preside – in the conception of the ecclesial space / image in its various components.

The lectures are dedicated to the study of the sense of the architectural forms and of the interior furnishings of the Christian buildings of worship and of their monumental figurative expression.

The practical exercises carried out in the laboratory will serve to acquire a factual / active understanding of what has been learned.

Any further information is contained in the General Guide, which can be downloaded from the site
or, by clicking here, only the part related to the Master in Art for Worship.

Program for the Academic Year 2020-2021

Each module is made up of twelve hours of lessons

1 – Frontality and primacy of vision
Ruberval Monteiro da Silva
9, 16, 23 October 2020

2 – The sacred space from early Christianity to formal solutions for the contemporary. Changes and persistences
Lucia Valdarnini
6, 13, 20 November 2020

3 – Christian novelty and inculturation
Siyana Nikolova Martcheva
27 November, 4, 11 December 2020

4 – The language of the sacred and personal styles
Ruberval Monteiro da Silva
8, 15, 22 January 2021

5 – Two spaces in one: the Christian ecclesial building
Maurizio Marchini
19, 26 February, 5  March 2021

6 – Mystagogy of the nerve centers of the ecclesial building
Maria Giovanna Muzj
12, 19, 26 March 2021

7 – Color and form in Scripture and in the Church
Sidney Machado
16, 23, 30 April 2021