Ambrosiana

L’oro invisibile,
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The exhibition presents 12 + 1 precious works, dedicated to the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, conceived by Giulio Manfredi, one of the most internationally appreciated creative talents.

The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, guardian of priceless treasures, in the context of the celebrations for the five hundredth anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci‘s death, presents the exhibition L’ORO INVISIBILE by Giulio Manfredi, curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti, under the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Activities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior and the Lombardy Region.
12 + 1 precious works, designed by Giulio Manfredi, made of Gold, Silver and precious stones; dedicated to the characters of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibition celebrates beauty and emphasizes the idea that a classic can be reinvented before being interpreted. A new and intense relationship between history and contemporaneity. The strong idea is to add beauty to beauty: an intentionality that aims at the perpetual vitality of art.
From the meeting of Giulio Manfredi with Leonardo, precious and unique works of great beauty and charm were born.
Manfredi interprets the harmony of the masterpiece by taking back the colors and movements of the characters, as well as the mysterious and wise composition of the Last Supper. Each sculpture is rich in references to the life and hagiography of the protagonists and ideally contains the symbols of human values ​​such as purity, hope, friendship, family, peace. Precious stones enclose and communicate the charisma of each character.

The crown dedicated to Jesus is a horizontal line of light, studded with ancient symbols that tell the most human emotions and the most intense moments of life. In yellow and white gold with garnet and diamond, royal symbol. Bartholomew’s shoes are consumed for the long journey to India. Made of rose gold, silver with a sardonic, symbol of courage. Thomas, a curious man always looking for answers … a bracelet, a sequence of squares and concave and convex circles, a path that suggests the luminous outcome of his questioning. In white gold and rose gold with chrysolite.

“The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is the guardian of a very important artistic and cultural heritage – says Giulio Manfredi – and it is a profound joy to know that the ancient manuscripts created with devotion by scholars of other times – where each letter is a work of art – are still safe and studied. Even the Pinacoteca, with its precious collection, brings us into a magical world. But especially in this year of great celebrations for Leonardo da Vinci, the Ambrosiana plays a very important role as guardian of the Codex Atlanticus: there is no other place in the world with such an important legacy of the great myth. Being a contemporary creative and being chosen to celebrate Leonardo’s genius in a place so rich in history is an honor and an emotion”.

WHAT’S ON

LEONARDO DA VINCI: STUDIES AND DRAWINGS OF THE FRENCH PERIOD FROM THE CODEX ATLANTICUS

Pinacoteca

LEONARDO DA VINCI: STUDIES AND DRAWINGS OF THE FRENCH PERIOD FROM THE CODEX ATLANTICUS

The exhibition deals with the Master's last years of activity at the service of the King of France, Francis I.

18/06/2019-15/09/2019
Exhibition
SUMMER 2019: BIBLIOTECA AND PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

SUMMER 2019: BIBLIOTECA AND PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS

Here the summer opening hours and closing days of the Biblioteca and of the Pinacoteca

15/06/2019
NEWS
L’oro invisibile,<br>12+1 opere preziose

Pinacoteca

L’oro invisibile,
12+1 opere preziose

The exhibition presents 12 + 1 precious works, dedicated to the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, conceived by Giulio Manfredi, one of the most internationally appreciated creative talents.

09/05/2019-22/09/2019
Exhibition
The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol | EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 30!

Pinacoteca

The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol | EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 30!

The exhibition was extended until July 30.

01/03/2019-30/07/2019
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

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