Ambrosiana

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

The theme of memory is currently of great interest in different areas of the human sciences. We live in a historical time dominated by the hypertrophy of the present: the recognition of the importance and of the functions of memory can help us find a balanced relationship with both the past and the future and therefore to re-establish a more human experience of temporality in everyday life.

The memory knots were the mnemotechnical system used by the Incas, to which Federico Borromeo refers in one of his notebooks. The Dies will be introduced by a lecture by Lina Bolzoni, one of the most brilliant exponents of studies on memory and of its relationship with rhetoric, literature and the arts, at national and international level. The works will then be organized into three “knots”: the first dedicated to the great theme of “Memory and Christianity, from Augustine to the Modern Age”; the second to the “Memory in performative and missionary practices”; the third to the “Practices of Memory and Mission: from Europe to the Overseas Worlds”.

PROGRAM

(Lectures in Italian)

27 novembre
Ore 17:30

Cerimonia di apertura
Saluto del Presidente, Mons. Marco Ballarini
Prefetto della Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Nomina dei nuovi Accademici
della Classe di Studi Borromaici

Prolusione

Lina Bolzoni (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Il piacere del metodo e il potere delle immagini:
tecniche della memoria nel periodo borromaico.

28 novembre
Ore 9:00

I. Memoria e cristianesimo, da Agostino all’Età Moderna
Presiede Emanuele Colombo

Franco Buzzi (Biblioteca Ambrosiana)
La memoria rigenerata in S. Giovanni della Croce oltre Aristotele, Agostino e Tommaso verso i padri greci

Alberto Rocca (Biblioteca Ambrosiana)
Cum subiret animum Rhodiani Colossi memoria:
pratica e funzione mnemonica in Federico Borromeo

II. La memoria nelle pratiche performative e missionarie
Presiede Marina Massimi

Annamaria Cascetta (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
Memoria e formazione. Momenti del teatro e della teatralità in età spagnola in area milanese

Bernadette Majorana (Università degli Studi di Bergamo)
Costruire memoria. Relazioni e testimonianze
delle missioni interne in Italia (XVI-XVIII secolo)

Ore 14:00

III. Pratiche della memoria e missione: dall’Europa ai Nuovi Mondi
Presiede Alberto Rocca

Emanuele Colombo (DePaul University, Chicago)
Missioni, martirio e miracoli:
la memoria dei gesuiti (XVII secolo)

Filippo Mignini (Università di Macerata)
La mnemotecnica occidentale in Cina

Chiara Piccinini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)
Le tecniche mnemoniche applicate alla lingua cinese:
da Matteo Ricci all’attualità

Marina Massimi (Universidade de São Paulo)
La pratica della memoria nelle tradizioni popolari
di origine barocca in Brasile

Carlos Zeron (Universidade de São Paulo)
Memoria e conversioni dei gentili
nell’America portoghese (XVI-XVII secolo)

WHAT’S ON

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Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: OPENING HOURS FROM SEPTEMBER 1

Opening hours and access rules from September 1

25/09/2020
NEWS
OCTOBER 2020: <br>READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Ambrosiana

OCTOBER 2020: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Opening hours and access rules for the month of October

15/09/2020
NEWS
AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

Ambrosiana

AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

The exhibition shows a series of autograph documents of prominent women kept in the Ambrosiana.

30/05/2020-11/10/2020
Exhibition
ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

Ambrosiana

ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

The exhibition presents a selection of volumes that trace the history of medical studies from the beginning of the millennium to the time when Leonardo da Vinci was active, together with seven sheets of the Atlantic Code of anatomical subject.

30/05/2020-11/10/2020
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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