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Jewish Iconography. Selected issues

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Kod przedmiotu: WNHS-HS-JISI Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 03.6 / (0222) Historia i archeologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Jewish Iconography. Selected issues
Jednostka: Wydział Nauk Historycznych
Punkty ECTS i inne: 3.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Dyscyplina naukowa, do której odnoszą się efekty uczenia się:

nauki o sztuce

Poziom przedmiotu:


Symbol/Symbole kierunkowe efektów uczenia się:





Wymagania wstępne:

Speaking English

Skrócony opis:

The lectures concern the iconography of Jewish religious and secular art based on examples from Poland, Europe, and Israel. Scope: origins of art, sources of iconography, religious writings, literature, terminology, iconography in the historical and cultural context - the Temple of Jerusalem as a reference point for the synagogue, plant and animal symbolism, tradition as a source of the iconography of secular art, the significance of the Orient and Jerusalem in Jewish art, the symbolism of Christ and the Jew of the Eternal Wanderer in the paintings of Jewish artists, an iconography of the avant-garde group Jung Idysz[Yung Yiddish].

Classes include a lecture illustrated with a presentation and film material. Students are required to read a text indicated by the teacher a week before the class. And answer the question concerning it.

Pełny opis:

Scope of classes:

1.1. Genesis and specificity of art, sources of iconography, religious writings, literature, terminology - synagogue and its decoration.

1.2. Religious art - synagogue and its references to the Temple of Jerusalem; Iconography of synagogue decoration and its sources.

2. Ancient art - Zodiac - Beth Alpha synagogue and other examples in Israel, Dura Europos synagogue and its iconographic program.

3. animal and plant symbolism - synagogue woodcarving and polychromes.

4. Tradition as a source of the post-Haskalah art iconography - selected motifs (Maurycy Minkowski, Samuel Hirszenberg)

5. Marc Chagall (the Chagall’s art symbolism; stained glass windows of the 12 tribes in the Hadassah Medical Center hospital in Jerusalem.

6. The Eternal Wanderer Jew and the figure of Christ - the evolution of meanings.

7. The significance of the Orient and Jerusalem in the painting of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Classes include a lecture illustrated with a presentation and film material. Students are required to read a text indicated by the teacher a week before the class. And answer the question concerning it.


Compulsory literature:

1. Bible (Old Testament) - selected passages (1 King, Psalms among others).


2. Friedman Mira, The Meaning of the Zodiac in Synagogues in the Land of Israel Turing the Byzantine Period: Ars Judaica, 2005, vol. 1, pp 51 – 66.

3. Hirszenberg Brothers. In search of the Promised Land, Łódź-Warszawa 2017 - selected articles.

4. Malinowski Jerzy, Painting and Sculpture by Polish Jews, Warsaw 2018.

5. Perek Shirah.

6. Piechotka Maria and Kazimierz, Heaven's Gates: Wooden Synagogues…, Warsaw 2020 - selected passages.

7. Piechotka Maria and Kazimierz, Heaven's Gates: Masonry Syngaogues…, Warsaw 2020 - selected passages

8. Ida Huberman, Living Symbols, Massada 1988.

9. Jewish Life Cycle Customs:

- http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/tradition - “Tradition”

- http://www.jewfaq.org/tocevents.htm - Life Cycle - Birth and the First Month of Life, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, and Confirmation, Marriage, Divorce, Life, Death, and Mourning, Olam Ha-Ba: The Afterlife

- http://www.shiva.com/learning-center/commemorate/jewish-holidays - Shabbat, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, Shavuot, Tish’a B’Av.

Efekty kształcenia i opis ECTS:

1) The lecture participant has a basic knowledge of the significance of the history of Jewish art among humanities and is aware of its subject matter and methodological specificity.

2. Student has a structured basic knowledge of types, functions, and iconography of religious and secular Jewish art.

3. Knows and understands basic methods of interpreting works of Jewish art and terminology appropriate to it. Understand the influence of historical and cultural conditions on art and its symbolism.

4. Is aware of the complexity of issues connected with Jewish art and the need to research it.

5. Knows institutions that research the issues connected with Jewish art.

6. Can construct a logical written and oral statement in English (written form, presentation) on the iconography of Jewish art at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The student workload includes 15 [30] hours of monographic lecture, 55 hours of preparation and presentation, reading and text analysis of selected texts, answering questions, 15 hours of reading material, 90 hours altogether (3 ECTS).

Metody i kryteria oceniania:


• course attendance – max 30 points / one absence is allowed, further absences „cost” minus 5 points each

• answering a question on a text assigned for a lecture (2 students during the 1 class)

• accomplish one task – presentation on chosen articles (one presentation per one group including 2 persons)

• Term evaluation – max 100 points

• attendance – max 30 points

• answering a question on a text assigned for a lecture - max 15 points

• accomplishing the one task – max 55 points.

• Scale of grades: 60 - 79 PKT - 3,0 / 80 -84 - 3,5 / 85 -94 - 4,0 / 95- 97- 4,5 / 98 - 100 - 5,0

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2021/22" (zakończony)

Okres: 2022-02-01 - 2022-06-30
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Typ zajęć: Wykład, 15 godzin, 20 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Magdalena Tarnowska
Prowadzący grup: Magdalena Tarnowska
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