Ambrosiana

GAETANO PESCE
NICE TO SEE YOU

From 19 to 23 April, on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile, the Ambrosiana will host the exhibition “Nice To See You” by Gaetano Pesce.

Thirty works by the recently deceased architect, artist and designer will be exhibited in the Sala Accademie and in the atrium of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. They were all created between 2023 and 2024, personally selected by the artist not only for their functional role, intrinsic to the word ‘design’, but also as bearers of messages.

“The design of the various art directors that have no reason to exist and lead Italian industries to repeat themselves without creativity. This is not the design I am interested in,” Pesce said. “What we want to convey is rich in meaning, not only does form follow function, but it has a third, very important element, namely meaning, which can make people think on a political, socio-economic, religious, philosophical, behavioural and personal level.”

This is the main message that the exhibition ‘Nice to See You’ intends to convey.

WHAT’S ON

THE MIDDLE AGES IN MANUSCRIPT BOOKS

Pinacoteca

THE MIDDLE AGES IN MANUSCRIPT BOOKS

An itinerary through the treasures of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana curated by Federico Gallo and Stefano Martinelli Tempesta - Pinacoteca, rooms 2 and 3

25/04/2024-23/07/2024
Exhibition
MOLESKINE DETOUR

Pinacoteca

MOLESKINE DETOUR

From April 15, on the occasion of Design Week, the rooms of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana will host 'Moleskine Detour', an international exhibition promoted by Moleskine and the Moleskine Foundation.

15/04/2024-11/06/2024
Exhibition
Restoration works for the recovery of the historic balconies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Ambrosiana

Restoration works for the recovery of the historic balconies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Recovery of the functionality of the balconies of the Sala Federiciana, Borromeo and della Rosa through the installation of lifelines

01/03/2024
NEWS
Notice for the users of the Reading Room

Biblioteca

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Ambrosiana

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Guided tour of the masterpieces of the Pinacoteca, together with professional guides of our official partner AdArtem

01/04/2023-30/06/2024

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Armillary sphere, NA
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
llias picta, NA
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)