Friday, November 5, 2010

Women of Renaissance

Chrsine de Pizan
Isabella d'Este

  • most famous woman of the renaissance 
  • born into the Ferrara family
  • married into a ruling family as well-family of Mantua
  • art patron-in the age when art patronage was popular
  • 1474-1539
  • the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabelle-king and queen who sent Columbus off on his mission
  • she is an example of what castelione wrote the book of the Cortier-taught how gentlemen should act and how the lady of the court shall act
  • she is the perfect example of Castellione's woman of court

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