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

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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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