Ambrosiana

Mediateca

Mediateca

MASTERPIECES
<em>SEASCAPE</em>, <BR>PAUL BRIL

SEASCAPE,
PAUL BRIL

Let's explore together the Famous Seascape that Paul Bril painted in 1611 for Cardinal Federico Borromeo...

MASTERPIECES
<em>MOUSE WITH ROSES, A CATERPILLAR AND A BUTTERFLY</em><BR>JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER

MOUSE WITH ROSES, A CATERPILLAR AND A BUTTERFLY
JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER

Our Director, Msgr Rocca, talks about the “bagatello” (small thing) that Brueghel presented to his mecenat, Cardinal Borromeo.

MASTERPIECES
<em>BASKET OF FRUIT</em><BR>Caravaggio

BASKET OF FRUIT
Caravaggio

Exactly 449 years ago, Caravaggio was born in Milan. Let's celebrate this anniversary by talking (finally) about our Basket of fruit...

MASTERPIECES
<em>THE MONUMENT TO GASTON DE FOIX</em><BR>AGOSTINO BUSTI, KNOWN AS “IL BAMBAIA”

THE MONUMENT TO GASTON DE FOIX
AGOSTINO BUSTI, KNOWN AS “IL BAMBAIA”

This video is about the reliefs for the sepulchral monument to Gaston de Foix by Bambaia, now scattered among several important museums around the world

MASTERPIECES
THE RESTORATION OF THE TUPINAMBÁ CLOAK

THE RESTORATION OF THE TUPINAMBÁ CLOAK

Did you know that in the Ambrosiana there is even an artifact that was probably used by indigenous tribes of Brazil for cannibalic rites? ...

MASTERPIECES
<em>THE WEDDING OF PELEUS AND THETIS</em><BR>FRANCESCO ALBANI

THE WEDDING OF PELEUS AND THETIS
FRANCESCO ALBANI

This painting has been variously interpreted, but currently, critics agree it represents the celebration of the wedding between Peleus, a Greek mythological figure, and the nymph Thetis...

MASTERPIECES
<em>THE MADONNA WITH CHILD WITHIN A GARLAND</em><BR>JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER

THE MADONNA WITH CHILD WITHIN A GARLAND
JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER

This Virgin with the Child in a wreath of flowers is a very important work, since it is the first version created by Brueghel on commission and inspiration from Federico Borromeo...

MASTERPIECES
<em>PAOLO AND FRANCESCA</em><br>MOSE’ BIANCHI

PAOLO AND FRANCESCA
MOSE’ BIANCHI

The painting, made by the artist around 1877, is a preparatory study for the fresco in the library of Villa Giovanelli in Lonigo, near Vicenza.

MASTERPIECES
<em>POTRAIT OF CLEMENT XIII</em><BR>ANTON RAPHAEL MENGS

POTRAIT OF CLEMENT XIII
ANTON RAPHAEL MENGS

Bohemian painter Anton Raphael Mengs painted three portraits of Pope Clement XIII. Born Carlo Rezzonico in 1693 to wealthy Venetian patricians, he was bishop of Padua, where he was so loved by people that he was called "The saint".

MASTERPIECES
<em>PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN</em><br>GIOVAN BATTISTA MORONI

PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
GIOVAN BATTISTA MORONI

Giovan Battista Moroni was one of the greatest portrait painters of the sixteenth century, as this beautiful painting shows. On the stone fragment at the bottom right, there is an inscription in Roman numerals, indicating the year when the painter finished this portrait: 1554.

MASTERPIECES
<em>THE RESURRECTED CHRIST</em><br>MARCO BASAITI

THE RESURRECTED CHRIST
MARCO BASAITI

Nothing is triumphant in the Risen Lord painted by Marco Basaiti: although there are the typical iconographic elements of the resurrection - the white shroud, the crusade banne - the body of Jesus is idealized and barely shows the wounds of passion.

MASTERPIECES
<em>CRUCIFIXION</em><br>GUIDO RENI

CRUCIFIXION
GUIDO RENI

The body of Jesus stands out, pure and immaculate, against the world immersed in darkness. He is raising his gaze to heaven, before emitting his last breath.

MASTERPIECES
<em>CHRIST WASHES THE FEET OF THE APOSTLES</em><br>FLEMISH PAINTER

CHRIST WASHES THE FEET OF THE APOSTLES
FLEMISH PAINTER

In John's Gospel, the narration of the Last Supper begins with the scene of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. It is a gesture of humility that the Master makes so to be imitated, but it is also an action that anticipates the salvation brought by Jesus in the humiliation of the death of the cross

MASTERPIECES
<em>ALLEGORY OF WATER</em>, JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER

ALLEGORY OF WATER, JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER

Sent by Brueghel to Cardinal Federico in 1614, the Allegory of Water is the third painting of the series of four elements to have been created.

MASTERPIECES
<em>ALLEGORY OF FIRE</em>, JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER

ALLEGORY OF FIRE, JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER

An entire museum in a painting ... the "Allegory of Fire" that Jan Brueghel dei Velluti painted for Cardinal Borromeo is a work that never ceases to reveal new, surprising details, even to the most careful observer.

MASTERPIECES
THE REST ON THE FLIGHT TO EGYPT, JACOPO BASSANO

THE REST ON THE FLIGHT TO EGYPT, JACOPO BASSANO

Msgr Rocca, Director of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, comments the Rest on the flight into Egypt by Jacopo Bassano

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