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  • Alpine Country Club | Cranston, RI
    22 April, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Venice was the longest-lasting Republic in history. The city’s privileged position as cultural and economic bridge between the Eastern and Western Christian world contributed to the uniqueness of Venice. The art and architecture in Venice clearly displays this combination of Islamic, Byzantine, and Classical influences. Artists such as Bellini, Giorgione, Titian and Tintoretto would make Venetian painting perhaps the only school to rival that of the Central Italian Renaissance. We will not only examine the buildings and paintings of Venice, but also the history of perhaps the most singular city in the world.


Alpine Country Club | Cranston, RI



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.