Ambrosiana

Zoroaster and Ptolemy, detail from Raphael’s Cardtoon for the School of Athens

HUMANISTIC, ETHICAL AND SCIENTIFIC VIEWS

This year, the Classis Asiatica of the Ambrosiana Academy – continuing the program of studies and research on the Far East cultures, which in the previous Dies Academicus had dealt with “Forms of diversity in man and nature” – developed a theme divided into four sessions on the plurality of philosophical, literary, artistic and social conceptions in China, Korea, Japan, and India. During the Dies, three new members of the Classis Asiatica will be proclaimed: the new Ambrosian scholars Elisa Giunipero, Matilde Mastrangelo, and Cinzia Pieruccini.

Furthermore, it will also be presented volume 10-11 (2021) of the Asian Ambrosiana series. The introductory Lectio by the Ambrosian academic Giuseppe Veltri, Professor at the University of Hamburg, will introduce the concept of philosophia perennis dear to Marsilio Ficino and Nicola Cusano, to then examine the variety of rites and their developments. Finally, the Lectio will concern the diversity of religions and their various types of humanism.

In Session A, Professor Zhao Tingyang of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences will propose a reflection on the system, already Confucian, of a possible global and social order based on 天下 (All under Heaven: The Tianxia System for a Possible World Order), for a relationship between people based on common advantage. The Ambrosian scholar Elisa Giunipero, Professor of the Catholic University of the Sacro Cuore in Milan, will contribute with a complementary study on humanism from the perspective of “Haevenly Studies”.

Session B, thanks to the reports of the Ambrosian academic Matilde Mastrangelo, Professor at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, and of Professor Cristian Pallone of the University of Bergamo, will consider some approaches to forms of humanism, witnessed in the Japanese literary field in the 18th-19th century by Mori Ōgai in his Diaries (Doitsu sanbusaku and Doitsu nikki), by Hiraga Gennai, Ueda Akinari and Santō Kyōden.

In Session C, the Ambrosian scholar Cinzia Pieruccini will illustrate the group of plaques from the Virabhadra collection, dating back to the 18th-19th century and donated to the Ambrosiana by Giuseppe and Paola Berger. In addition, the scholar will explain the origin of Virabhadra’s myth, attested in the Sanskrit sources and disseminated in the Deccan. The aspects of the idea of man, diverging from the doctrine of bráhman- / ātmán, are the subject of the report by the Ambrosian scholar Daniele Maggi.

The academic day will conclude with a report by Professor Vincenza D’Urso of the “Ca’ Foscari” University of Venice, appointed in the Classis Asiatica as Academic Assistant for Korean Studies. Her speech is dedicated to “Images of poets reflected in the Maninbo di Ko Un”, a well- known poet who is also an Ambrosian scholar.

The Acts will be published by the Class in 2023.

<p>Zoroaster and Ptolemy, detail from Raphael’s <em> Cartoon for the School of Athens </em></p>

Zoroaster and Ptolemy, detail from Raphael’s Cartoon for the School of Athens

WHAT’S ON

ENVISIONING AND REPRESENTING AFRICA

Accademia

ENVISIONING AND REPRESENTING AFRICA

On 10 and 11 February, the VI Dies Academicus of the Class of African Studies will be held in the Sala delle Accademie of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

10/02/2023-11/02/2023
SECRET AMBROSIANA: CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTIONS

Pinacoteca

SECRET AMBROSIANA: CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTIONS

Rooms 2 and 3, the exhibition is the first in a series dedicated to showing us what is not normally displayed, for a wider enhancement of the Institution's heritage.

02/02/2023-02/05/2023
Exhibition
SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

San Sepolcro

SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

Crypt of San Sepolcro open until April 2 2023, every Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 17.30 | last access 17.00

14/01/2023-02/04/2023
PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

Ambrosiana

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano present a collaboration agreement that marks the beginning of a common path aimed at creating a network, for the enhancement of the heritage of faith and art that the two institutions have guarded for centuries.

28/10/2022
NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-16/02/2023
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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