The visit analyses the School of Athens, Raphael’s masterpiece, also taking in consideration other Renaissance masterpieces of the Ambrosiana’s collections: from the sweet works of Bernardino Luini, to the monumentality of Bergognone and Bramantino, up to Zenale’s tables and Botticelli’s Madonna, visitors will understand how Raphael managed to condense the thought of an entire era, celebrating the centrality of knowledge.
The big cartoon is a sort of “manifesto” of Renaissance thought and it will be compared to the fresco painted by Raphael in the Stanza della Segnatura, to highlight the link between the classical world and Christianity.
We kindly ask those who have booked a visit to the Pinacoteca and or Crypt (both single visitors and groups) to get in touch with our booking office via email to reschedule the visit (when possibile), or get a refund.
The exhibition compares graphical representation methods of two geniuses of the past, through the reproduction of the masterpiece by Guido da Vigevano Anathomia designata per figuras (1345) and Leonardo da Vinci’s revolutionary anatomical visualization by means of a selection from his numerous anatomical drawings.
We inform our kind visitors that the Aula Leonardi will be closed for renovation works from February 4 until the 1st week of March included.
From January 31, the Crypt of San Sepolcro reopens to the public with new opening hours and special prices
For Spring 2020 the Class of Latin and Greek studies organizes a cycle of three conferences entitled Intorno a un Codice. In each lecture, a scholar will present a particularly valuable Ambrosian codex, illustrating its features.