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  • Papa Joe's | Akron OH
    28 April, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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FLORENCE AND THE RENAISSANCE: THE ART OF MAGNIFICENCE
This lecture will explore the development of art and architecture in Florence from the period c. 1050-1500 AD. Through an in-depth analysis of the art and history of this period, we shall develop an understanding of Florence’s role in the overall development of Western civilisation. Florence exhibits to this day a particularly well-integrated visual culture that integrates fully the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture. In addition to aesthetic and stylistic themes, we will also explore social, political, economic and historical issues.

Location

Papa Joe’s | Akron, OH

Lecturer

Rocky Ruggiero – ART HISTORY PROFESSOR

rocky Rocky Ruggiero is originally from Providence, RI. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where he majored in Art History and Pre- Medicine. In 1995 he was awarded a Florence Fellowship by Syracuse University where he continued his art historical studies at a graduate level. He has lived in Florence for the past twenty years teaching for various American universities including Syracuse, Kent. St., Vanderbilt and Boston College. Ruggiero starred in various TV documentaries including the History Channel series “Engineering an Empire: Da Vinci’s World” episode as an expert witness, and “Museum Secrets: the Uffizi Gallery”, as well as a NatGeo/NOVA PBS program on the architecture of Brunelleschi “Great Cathedral Mystery”, etc..
Prof. Ruggiero specializes in Early Renaissance Architecture, although he has lectured on subjects ranging from ancient art and architecture through the Italian Baroque.