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Rebuilding The Renaissance

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Rocky Ruggiero

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This podcast will explore the development of the art, architecture, culture and history in Italy, from ancient Roman times through the Renaissance. Listeners will develop an understanding of Italy’s role in the development of Western civilization and an ability to appreciate and understand works of art in their historical context.

Latest Episodes

Saints and Symbols

This episode examines the sometimes violent, often bizarre, and always fascinating representations of saints and martyrs in Italian medieval and Renaissance art. From St. Sebastian's arrows to St. Lucy's eyeballs to St. Lawrence's barbecue grill, we shall discuss saint imagery and its symbolism.

31 MIN6 d ago
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Saints and Symbols

Siena: Cathedral Pulpit by Nicola Pisano

This episode examines Nicola Pisano's great sculptural pulpit in the cathedral in Siena, Italy. Carved five years after his pulpit in Pisa Baptistry, this work is much more Gothic in style, reflecting its highly decorative architectural surroundings. Yet, Pisano's work is still full of innovation and invention as he strived to modernize medieval sculpture by introducing drama, movement, naturalism and emotion.

25 MIN1 w ago
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Siena: Cathedral Pulpit by Nicola Pisano

Florence - Uffizi Gallery - Medieval Paintings

This episode examines the medieval paintings in the extraordinary collection of paintings in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Works by Giotto, Simone Martini and Ambrogio Lorenzetti exemplify the move towards naturalism in this proto-Renaissance moment.

28 MIN2 w ago
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Florence - Uffizi Gallery - Medieval Paintings

50th Episode Celebration!

This milestone episode celebrates the production of my 50th episode by telling you more about who I am, what I do, why I do it and I how I got there from both a personal and professional perspective.

32 MINJAN 1
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50th Episode Celebration!

A Renaissance Christmas

This holiday episode explores the history and traditions of the world's most popular holiday - Christmas! From St. Nick to Jesus' infancy to candy canes, we discuss how both pagan and Christian traditions magically coalesced into the holiday that we celebrate today.

26 MIN2019 DEC 25
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A Renaissance Christmas

Florence - San Miniato al Monte

This episode explores the history and examines the architecture of one of the most unique churches of medieval Europe. Consecrated in 1018 CE, the thousand-year-old Romanesque church of San Miniato in Florence, Italy houses an eclectic mix of artistic styles inside of a distinctly mysterious and mystical atmosphere.

25 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Florence - San Miniato al Monte

Pisa - Baptistry Pulpit by Nicola Pisano

This episode examines one of the most extraordinary sculptures of the Middle Ages. Nicola Pisano revolutionized sculpture in the 13th century by introducing drama, psychology, classical motifs, anatomy and movement. Although few works exist by the great sculptor, he would inspire later masters such as Donatello and Michelangelo.

27 MIN2019 DEC 11
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Pisa - Baptistry Pulpit by Nicola Pisano

Pisa - The Leaning Tower of Pisa

This episode explores the great Romanesque architectural monuments of the Tuscan city of Pisa. From its majestic marble cathedral, to its elegant circular baptistry, to what I like to call the greatest architectural disaster since Babylon – the leaning tower, Pisa is home to some of the greatest architecture of the Middle Ages.

32 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Pisa - The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Florence - The Baptistry Part II - Mosaics

This episode will examine the breathtaking mosaics that decorate the ceiling of Florence Baptistry. Epic in scale and subject matter, and excruciatingly meticulous in execution, the mosaics represent one of the greatest works of art of medieval Europe and may have inspired both Dante and Michelangelo.

28 MIN2019 NOV 27
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Florence - The Baptistry Part II - Mosaics

Florence - The Baptistry - Part I

This episode explores the history and architecture of what is, in local tradition, the most important monument in Florence, Italy. Nearly a millennium old, the Romanesque building has always been the heart of Florentine society and tradition.

20 MIN2019 NOV 20
Comments
Florence - The Baptistry - Part I

Latest Episodes

Saints and Symbols

This episode examines the sometimes violent, often bizarre, and always fascinating representations of saints and martyrs in Italian medieval and Renaissance art. From St. Sebastian's arrows to St. Lucy's eyeballs to St. Lawrence's barbecue grill, we shall discuss saint imagery and its symbolism.

31 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Saints and Symbols

Siena: Cathedral Pulpit by Nicola Pisano

This episode examines Nicola Pisano's great sculptural pulpit in the cathedral in Siena, Italy. Carved five years after his pulpit in Pisa Baptistry, this work is much more Gothic in style, reflecting its highly decorative architectural surroundings. Yet, Pisano's work is still full of innovation and invention as he strived to modernize medieval sculpture by introducing drama, movement, naturalism and emotion.

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Siena: Cathedral Pulpit by Nicola Pisano

Florence - Uffizi Gallery - Medieval Paintings

This episode examines the medieval paintings in the extraordinary collection of paintings in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Works by Giotto, Simone Martini and Ambrogio Lorenzetti exemplify the move towards naturalism in this proto-Renaissance moment.

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Florence - Uffizi Gallery - Medieval Paintings

50th Episode Celebration!

This milestone episode celebrates the production of my 50th episode by telling you more about who I am, what I do, why I do it and I how I got there from both a personal and professional perspective.

32 MINJAN 1
Comments
50th Episode Celebration!

A Renaissance Christmas

This holiday episode explores the history and traditions of the world's most popular holiday - Christmas! From St. Nick to Jesus' infancy to candy canes, we discuss how both pagan and Christian traditions magically coalesced into the holiday that we celebrate today.

26 MIN2019 DEC 25
Comments
A Renaissance Christmas

Florence - San Miniato al Monte

This episode explores the history and examines the architecture of one of the most unique churches of medieval Europe. Consecrated in 1018 CE, the thousand-year-old Romanesque church of San Miniato in Florence, Italy houses an eclectic mix of artistic styles inside of a distinctly mysterious and mystical atmosphere.

25 MIN2019 DEC 18
Comments
Florence - San Miniato al Monte

Pisa - Baptistry Pulpit by Nicola Pisano

This episode examines one of the most extraordinary sculptures of the Middle Ages. Nicola Pisano revolutionized sculpture in the 13th century by introducing drama, psychology, classical motifs, anatomy and movement. Although few works exist by the great sculptor, he would inspire later masters such as Donatello and Michelangelo.

27 MIN2019 DEC 11
Comments
Pisa - Baptistry Pulpit by Nicola Pisano

Pisa - The Leaning Tower of Pisa

This episode explores the great Romanesque architectural monuments of the Tuscan city of Pisa. From its majestic marble cathedral, to its elegant circular baptistry, to what I like to call the greatest architectural disaster since Babylon – the leaning tower, Pisa is home to some of the greatest architecture of the Middle Ages.

32 MIN2019 DEC 4
Comments
Pisa - The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Florence - The Baptistry Part II - Mosaics

This episode will examine the breathtaking mosaics that decorate the ceiling of Florence Baptistry. Epic in scale and subject matter, and excruciatingly meticulous in execution, the mosaics represent one of the greatest works of art of medieval Europe and may have inspired both Dante and Michelangelo.

28 MIN2019 NOV 27
Comments
Florence - The Baptistry Part II - Mosaics

Florence - The Baptistry - Part I

This episode explores the history and architecture of what is, in local tradition, the most important monument in Florence, Italy. Nearly a millennium old, the Romanesque building has always been the heart of Florentine society and tradition.

20 MIN2019 NOV 20
Comments
Florence - The Baptistry - Part I
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