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Fashioning Isabella d'Este seeks to tease out the what, the how, and the why of the clothing, textiles, and accoutrements in the courts of northern Italy and beyond by focusing in particular on the sartorial aspect of Isabella d'Este's visual self-representations.  


The focus of the project is one of the most well-known images of Isabella, her portrait by Titian, located in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (completed 1534-1536).


Viewers are invited to start their interaction with Isabella and her clothing by homing in on this portrait in all its glorious detail. Then follow a series of short,  explanatory essays by scholars and curators working in Renaissance studies from around the globe. 

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