Ambrosiana

Africa in the World, the World in Africa

Classis Africana – V Dies Academicus.

The World and Africa (published in 1965) is the title of a collection of papers which the great Afro-American intellectual William Edward Burghardt Du Bois wrote from 1955 and 1961.

In that volume the author with a very strong polemical verve outlined the main contributions that Africa gave to human civilization and strived to reassess the role that the “Black continent” played on the scene of world history.
The convenors of conference take as a starting point the idea of the existence of a continuous interplay between Africa as an extremely variegated and multifaceted cultural reality and the rest of the world but, differently from Du Bois’ approach, they would like to try to shed light on the bijective nature of the relationships linking Africa to the global civilizational landscape: therefore they chose the title “Africa in the world, the world in Africa”, meaning a reciprocal meeting with an Other and the reactions to it.
The conference would thus like to call up experts from different fields to discuss historical phenomena and events (e.g. maritime history; exploration; colonial expansion), individual personages and figures (e.g. ambassadors and messengers; traders, scholars, rulers and administrators), cultural products, art items and elements of the material culture (including manuscripts and literary texts), which exemplify the steady reciprocal connections between the African continent and other areas of the planet.

Prof. Alessandro Gori
Universy of Copenhagen
Accademico della Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Organizer of the V Dies Academicus of the Class of African Studies

WHAT’S ON

AMBROSIANA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM DECEMBER 4 TO 7 INCLUDED

Ambrosiana

AMBROSIANA CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM DECEMBER 4 TO 7 INCLUDED

We inform the kind visitors of the Pinacoteca and scholars attending the Library's reading room that the Ambrosiana will be closed to the public from December 4 to 7 included.

13/11/2019
NEWS
I nodi della memoria. Concezioni e pratiche della memoria nel periodo borromaico

Accademia

I nodi della memoria. Concezioni e pratiche della memoria nel periodo borromaico

The lectures will be grouped into three "knots":"Memory and Christianity, from Augustine to the Modern Age", "Memory in performative and missionary practices" and "Practices of Memory and Mission: from Europe to the Overseas Worlds".

27/11/2019-28/11/2019
DIES ACCADEMICI
The new Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Biblioteca

The new Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

The new Ambrosiana Digital Library was created with the aim of enhancing the main funds (inf., Sup., S.P. and Trotti) through digitization and public and free dissemination via the Internet.

07/11/2019-07/11/2019
Presentation
DANTE AND EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Biblioteca

DANTE AND EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

The series of lectures Dante and Europe in the nineteenth century investigates the fortune of the Poet among leading figures of nineteenth-century European culture.

28/03/2019-21/11/2019
CONFERENCE

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
llias picta, NA
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)