Ambrosiana

Leonardo da Vinci
and his legacy.
The artists and the techniques

The exhibition is the last appointment of the cycle of four exhibitions, conceived by the Collegio dei Dottori of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana and curated by leading experts of the Tuscan master, under the patronage of the National Committee and the Territorial Committee for the celebrations of the 5th centenary since Leonardo da Vinci’s death.

Leonardo and his legacy, curated by Benedetta Spadaccini, presents 30 drawings made by Leonardo and by the artists of his circle , dating from the end of the fifteenth century until the first decades of the sixteenth century.
The exhibition reveals the profound resonance that Leonardo’s teaching in the field of drawing had on his students, his followers and Lombard artists of the time, thanks to the innovations that the Florentine genius introduced, some due to his Florentine education, others linked to his experimental aptitude.

<p>Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio<br />
<em>Study for a half-length portrait of a woman</em><br />
black chalk, red chalk, pink , light ochre, yellow, brown and white pastels on beige prepared paper<br />
F 290 inf. n. 7</p>

Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio
Study for a half-length portrait of a woman
black chalk, red chalk, pink , light ochre, yellow, brown and white pastels on beige prepared paper
F 290 inf. n. 7

The exhibition itinerary starts with eight drawings by Leonardo, continues with works by Francesco Napoletano, Marco D’Oggiono, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi, Francesco Melzi, Bernardino Luini, Cesare da Sesto and ends in the Sala Federiciana with the works of the Master of the Sforza Altarpiece and Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, alongside eight drawings from the Codex Atlanticus.
An educational section offers the opportunity to admire some of the materials that were used at the time to draw, with crayons, compasses and metal points, partly derived from Leonardo’s projects.
Official partner of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is Fondazione Fiera Milano, which has actively collaborated both in the cycle of initiatives dedicated to Leonardo’s celebrations, and the enhancement of Raffaello Sanzio’s Preliminary Cartoon for the fresco of the School of Athens in the Vatican.

Technical sponsor: Bruker

WHAT’S ON

Leonardo da Vinci and his legacy.<br>The artists and the techniques

Pinacoteca

Leonardo da Vinci and his legacy.
The artists and the techniques

The exhibition reveals the profound resonance that Leonardo's teaching in the field of design had on his students, his followers and the Lombard artists of the time.

17/09/2019-12/01/2020
Exhibition
November 5 and 6: Room of the Raphael Cartoon closed to the public

Pinacoteca

November 5-6: Room of the Raphael Cartoon closed to the public

The Room of The Raphael Cartoon will be closed to the public on November 5 and 6

25/09/2019
NEWS
The first ten years of the Classe di Slavistica of the Accademia Ambrosiana: life, research and outlook

Accademia

The first ten years of the Classe di Slavistica of the Accademia Ambrosiana: life, research and outlook

Since its foundation, ten years ago, the Classe di Slavistica of the Accademia Ambrosiana has been proposing itself as a place for the growth of knowledge, of research and of scholarly connections in Italy and abroad, due to its peculiar and rich placement within the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

25/10/2019-26/10/2019
DIES ACCADEMICI
MARINA ABRAMOVIC | ESTASI

Pinacoteca

MARINA ABRAMOVIC | ESTASI

From October 18 to December 31, 2019, Marina Abramovic arrives in the Sala Sottofedericiana of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, with the video cycle “The Kitchen. Homage to Saint Therese"

18/10/2019-31/12/2019
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

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