Ambrosiana

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.

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

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Ambrosiana

The new Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Biblioteca

The new Digital Library of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

The new Ambrosiana Digital Library was created with the aim of enhancing the main funds (inf., Sup., S.P. and Trotti) through digitization and public and free dissemination via the Internet.

07/11/2019-07/11/2019
Presentation

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

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