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THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
World Philosphy day<br>The Cartoon for the School of Athens

World Philosphy day
The Cartoon for the School of Athens

The #worldphilosophyday was born in 2002, and since 2005 it has been celebrated every third Thursday of November...

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
SOME ASPECTS OF THE RAPHAEL CARTOON RESTORATION AND THE NEW DISPLAY CASE

SOME ASPECTS OF THE RAPHAEL CARTOON RESTORATION AND THE NEW DISPLAY CASE

As we can see, the Cartoon is really large: 8 x 3 meters, but it is actually made up of 220 sheets. It is therefore a monumental but also very fragile work, precisely because it is composed of different parts...

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS AND THE FRESCO

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS AND THE FRESCO

There are also differences between the cartoon and the fresco. First of all, we see that at the center the figure normally identified as “the Thinker” is missing...

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
THE PORTRAITS OF RAPHAEL’S CONTEMPORARIES IN THE CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS

THE PORTRAITS OF RAPHAEL’S CONTEMPORARIES IN THE CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS

Raphael chose to depict some characters with the appearance of well-known personalities of the time...

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
THE CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS, THE COMPOSITION OF THE SCENE

THE CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS, THE COMPOSITION OF THE SCENE

It is interesting to see how Raphael chose to depict the images of the Philosophy not in a stereotyped or fixed way but with a great dynamic of looks and gestures.

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
THE CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS AND THE STANZA DELLA SEGNATURA

THE CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS AND THE STANZA DELLA SEGNATURA

Generally this is known as the Cartoon of the School of Athens, the fresco that is in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Actually, at the beginning, this room was not thought up as the Stanza della Segnatura but it was to be the private library of Pope Julius II.

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
THE PRELIMINARY CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS | 5TH CENTENARY OF RAPHAEL’S DEATH

THE PRELIMINARY CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS | 5TH CENTENARY OF RAPHAEL’S DEATH

On the day of the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death, we offer you a video made with some shots of April 6, 2019.

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
THE HISTORY OF THE CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS

THE HISTORY OF THE CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS

Msgr. Rocca retraces the main events that involved the artwork throughout the centuries, from its arrival in the Ambrosiana, up to the present day!

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
THE RAPHAEL CARTOON | EUCLIDES AND HIS DISCIPLES

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON | EUCLIDES AND HIS DISCIPLES

A group of people interested in geometry surrpunds the character who is drawing a figure with a compass: he is Euclides...

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
THE RAPHAEL CARTOON | PYTHAGORAS AND HIS DISCIPLES

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON | PYTHAGORAS AND HIS DISCIPLES

Pythagoras is writing: the board on which the numerical ratios underlying the sounds are shown is missing from the Cartoon, graphic representation of the harmonic ratios, together with the sacred tetractys (clearly visible instead in the fresco in the Vatican).

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
THE RAPHAEL CARTOON | THE PRE-SOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON | THE PRE-SOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS

Among the Pythagoreans there is a figure dressed in white: erroneously indicated by some as Hypatia, he is a young man gifted with virtue and beauty...

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
ONE YEAR FROM THE INAGURATION OF THE ROOM OF THE RAPHAEL CARTOON

ONE YEAR FROM THE INAGURATION OF THE ROOM OF THE RAPHAEL CARTOON

A video dedicated to the Cartoon, in which we retrace (in pills) the process of restoration of the work and the reanovation of the room, up to the inauguration!

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
THE RAPHAEL CARTOON IS PLACED IN THE NEW DISPLAY CASE

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON IS PLACED IN THE NEW DISPLAY CASE

Exactly one year ago the completely renovated Room of the Raphael Cartoon reopened to the public, a special day for the Ambrosiana and for Milan!

THE RAPHAEL CARTOON
PRELIMINARY CARTOON FOR THE <em>SCHOOL OF ATHENS</em>, RAPHAEL

PRELIMINARY CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS, RAPHAEL

The Director of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Msgr. Alberto Rocca, who explains us what a preparatory cartoon is and, more precisely, a "well-finished Cartoon".

WHAT’S ON

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Opening hours, booking and access procedures

29/07/2021
NEWS
READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

Biblioteca

READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

From July 26 to August 31 the reading room is closed for the usual summer pause.

21/07/2021
NEWS
THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC!

San Sepolcro

THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC!

Every Sunday, from May 23, 2021

14/05/2021
NEWS
THE <em>DIVINE COMEDY</em> AT THE AMBROSIANA

Pinacoteca

THE DIVINE COMEDY AT THE AMBROSIANA

On the occasion of the celebrations for the seventh centenary of Dante Alighieri's death, the exhibition presents a precious selection of Divine Comedies from the Ambrosiana Library.

29/04/2021-12/09/2021
Exhibition