Dr. Bryan C. Keene

About Dr. Bryan C. Keene

Bryan C. Keene teaches art history at Riverside City College. Prior to that he was a curator in the Department of Manuscripts at Getty Museum. He specializes in Italian manuscript illumination and the global Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the nexus of Afro-Eurasian book culture, portable objects, and materials.

The Ascension of Christ (detail) from the Laudario of Sant’Agnese, attributed to Pacino di Bonaguida, about 1340, tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment. Los Angeles, Getty Museum, Ms. 80a (2005.26), verso https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/225262/pacino-di-bonaguida-leaf-from-the-laudario-of-sant'agnese-italian-about-1340/ 
The Laudario of Sant'Agnese is one of the most important examples of early Renaissance illumination and it was decorated by two of the most sought-after workshops at the time.

Laudario of Sant’Agnese