About: Christine Sciacca

I'm assistant curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum and a specialist in Italian, German, and Ethiopian illuminated manuscripts, with a special focus on liturgical and devotional books. I've curated a variety of manuscripts exhibitions at the Getty Center, including Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350, Music for the Masses: Illuminated Choir Books, Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts, and Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts. I'm editor of the book Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350 and author of Building the Medieval World from Getty Publications.

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Posted in Art, Exhibitions and Installations, J. Paul Getty Museum, Manuscripts and Books

Meet the Artist Who Helped Launch the Renaissance in Florence

The Ascension of Christ from the Laudario of Sant’Agnese / Pacino di Bonaguida

In the early 1300s, 150 years before Leonardo and Michelangelo walked its streets, Florence was a hotbed of artistic production and creativity. Three works in the Getty Museum’s collection produced in the city at this dynamic moment—all by the same… More»

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      The Chivalry Project in Person

      Join us Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, for the first two installments of our free manuscript-making workshops with artist Becca Lofchie at the Getty Center. Create and illustrate your own rule of chivalry, be it newly invented or tried and true! Handmade rules will be featured here on The Chivalry Project tumblr.

      11am to 3:30pm both days.

      Also to see: Chivalry in the Middle Ages, which inspired the project.

      The Fourth Trumpet (detail), about 1255. (Text 2014.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. Ludwig III 1, fol. 12v

      07/24/14

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