Ambrosiana

Leonardo da Vinci:
Studies and drawings of the French period from the Codex Atlanticus

On show until September 15, 2019, the exhibition deals with the Master’s last years of activity, through a selection of 23 drawings from the Codex Atlanticus, dating from Leonardo’s French stay, at the court of Francis I

The exhibition, curated by Pietro C. Marani, is part of the cycle of four exhibitions, programmed by the College of Fellows of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana and curated by the leading experts of the Tuscan genius, under the patronage of the National Committee and the Territorial Committee for the celebrations of the 5th centenary since the death of Leonardo da Vinci.
“Leonardo in France – states Pietro C. Marani – focuses on the architectural and hydraulic drawings Leonardo made in France between 1516 and 1518, all traditionally related to the projects of the King of France Francis I for a new royal residence to be built in Romorantin. Here the old castle, inhabited by the king’s mother, Luisa di Savoia, had already been renovated and restored in previous years, but the new royal residence developed in a monumental and urbanistic sense, and Leonardo, in his drawings , seems to be oriented towards the project of two twin palaces, one for the king, the other for the queen Claude of France, surrounded by canals and pavilions. Perhaps Leonardo’s drawings were not used eventually, but the castle of Chambord, built starting from 1519, seems to convey some of Leonardo’s ideas for Romorantin”.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue curated by Pietro C. Marani, which will also include a list of all the other French sheets of the Codex Atlanticus, mostly dedicated to studies of geometry, lunulae and curvilinear stars, with a new study on the types of papers and watermarks.

<p>CA f. 482 r: Studies of lunulae and a note in French, 1517-18; detail</p>

CA f. 482 r: Studies of lunulae and a note in French, 1517-18; detail

The celebrations for the Leonardian year at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana will end with the exhibition Leonardo and its legacy: the artists and techniques, curated by Benedetta Spadaccini, from September 17th 2019 to January 12th 2020, dedicated to the drawings made by Leonardo and the artists of his circle.
Fondazione Fiera Milano is the official partner of the Ambrosiana Library and will actively collaborate in both the cycle of initiatives dedicated to Leonardo’s celebrations and the enhancement of Raffaello Sanzio’s preparatory Cartoon for the fresco of the School of Athens in the Vatican.

WHAT’S ON

Forms of diversity in man and nature

Accademia

Forms of diversity in man and nature

The theme of the 2019 Dies of the Far Eastern Studies Class will be Forms of diversity in man and in nature.

17/10/2019-18/10/2019
DIES ACCADEMICI
MARINA ABRAMOVIC | ESTASI

San Sepolcro

MARINA ABRAMOVIC | ESTASI

From October 18 to December 31, 2019, Marina Abramovic arrives in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, in the underground area of ​​the ancient Roman forum of Milan, within the the Crypt of San Sepolcro, with the video cycle “The Kitchen. Homage to Saint Therese"

18/10/2019-31/12/2019
Exhibition
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
Intorno a un'epigrafe 2019

Biblioteca

Intorno a un'epigrafe 2019

Presentations of ancient Roman epigraphs from the Ambrosiana collections.

30/05/2019-26/09/2019
Presentation

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

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