The Illustrated Credenza

The Illustrated Credenza encompasses a film and research project that seeks to understand the creation, display, and function of Isabella d’Este’s narrative-painted maiolica.

Principal investigator Valerie Taylor (Pasadena City College) and Co-PI Lisa Boutin Vitela (Cerritos College) have presented the 25-minute film The Illustrated Credenza with an accompanying lecture in numerous academic venues.

Additional materials include a 7-minute film of the Inaugural Exhibition of artist Ester Mantovani’s interpretation of Isabella d’Este maiolica service. The exhibition, entitled A narrative-painted “credenza” for Isabella d’Este: The service by Nicola d’Urbino interpreted by Ester Mantovani, was on display in Mantua, Italy from November 2014 through January 2015.

 See the film & additional materials here