Ambrosiana

Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus)
f. 272 verso

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)
Representation of the last part of the “ludo geometrico” (openwork pattern of stars and roses)
(detail)

Guided visit | 180 MINUTES ABOUT |

LEONARDO IN MILAN

The “Leonardo in Milan” tour is part of the “Milan and Leonardo” programme, a series of initiatives organised to celebrate the fifth centenary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. Together with The Last Supper in Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Sala delle Asse in the Castello Sforzesco, the Ambrosiana has the most important legacy of works by Leonardo that remain in the city.
The itinerary can follow two paths. The first variant will include a visit to The Last Supper; the second will take in a visit to the Sala delle Asse in the Castello Sforzesco, exceptionally reopened to the public from 2 May 2019 to 12 January 2020. Both will only visit the section of the Ambrosiana Gallery devoted to Leonardo da Vinci.

VARIANT N. 1
The route starts from the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where Leonardo worked from 1495 to 1498 on his mural painting of the Last Supper, giving an exemplary testimony of his research into the “motions of the soul”.
Passing by the Vigna di Leonardo visitors will have the opportunity to observe the historical-artistic context of the Duchy of Milan, with particular regard to the figure of Ludovico il Moro. We continue in the direction of the 15th-century Palazzo Carmagnola, which in 1497 Ludovico il Moro gave to his mistress Cecilia Gallerani, immortalised by Leonardo in the famous portrait known as the Lady with an Ermine, one of the summits of Leonardo’s portraiture, together with La Belle Ferronnière and the Portrait of a Musician, in the Ambrosiana Gallery, where the itinerary continues.
The collections of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, in addition to possessing the famous male portrait probably of Leonardo’s musician friend Atalante Migliorotti, contains the Codex Atlanticus, donated to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana by Galeazzo Arconati in 1637.

The breadth of Leonardo’s interests documented in the drawings and notes contained in the Codex Atlanticus will offer individual opportunities for further study in the thematic exhibitions scheduled from December 2018 to January 2020: “The Mysteries of the Codex Atlanticus. Leonardo at the Ambrosiana” (December 2018 – March 2019 and March 2019 – June 2019); “Drawings of the Codex Atlanticus from the French Period” (June – September 2019) “Leonardo and his Legacy, Artists and Techniques” (December 2019 – January 2020).

The conclusion of the itinerary in Piazza della Scala, with the Leonardo Monument completed by Pietro Magni in 1872, will enable us to retrace briefly the history of the critical reception of Leonardo and his work. There was a resurgence of interest above all during the Risorgimento, as part of the exaltation of national glories intended to create a sense of unity.

At left, detail, Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), 1485-1490, tempera and oil on panel, 40 × 30 cm; at right, Monument to Leonardo da Vinci, Pietro Magni (1816-1877), 1872, Piazza della Scala (Milan)

VARIANT N. 2
The itinerary proposes the same route as variant no.1, but replaces the entrance to the Last Supper with a visit to the Sala delle Asse in the Castello Sforzesco, reopened to the public from 2 May 2019.
The room decorated by Leonardo with interlacing branches, ribbons, fruits and roots, which reveal all his skill as a scientific painter, his studies of optics and botanical studies, is at the centre of two exhibitions presented in the same spaces in the Castle.
The multimedia path “Virtual Museum of the Leonardo’ Milan” will describe the places and monuments of Milan as they appeared to Leonardo’s eyes during his stays in the city, while the exhibition “Leonardo and the Sala delle Asse between Nature, Art and Science” will make a comparison between Leonardo’s original drawings and those of his contemporaries, in an important reflection on the artistic ties between the Tuscan master and Tuscan, Lombard and North-European artists in the representation of nature.


Guided visit


180 MINUTES ABOUT

WHAT’S ON

August 2020: guided tours to the Statue of Saint Charles in Arona

Colosso San Carlo

August 2020: Guided tours to the Statue of Saint Charles

Throughout August, every Sunday, you can visit the Statue of San Carlo with a licensed tourist guide.

03/08/2020
NEWS
PINACOTECA: <BR> OPENING HOURS FROM AUGUST 4

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: OPENING HOURS FROM AUGUST 4

Opening hours and access rules from August 4

28/07/2020
NEWS
SEPTEMBER 2020: <br>READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Biblioteca

SEPTEMBER 2020: READING ROOM OPENING HOURS

Opening hours and access rules for the month of September

28/07/2020
NEWS
THE COPPOLA DONATION: A PAINTING BY MASSIMO D’AZEGLIO ENHANCES THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

Ambrosiana

THE COPPOLA DONATION: A PAINTING BY MASSIMO D'AZEGLIO ENHANCES THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

The work, a Landscape with a lake by Massimo d'Azeglio, is currently displayed in Room 19.

10/06/2020
NEWS
AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

Ambrosiana

AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

The exhibition shows a series of autograph documents of prominent women kept in the Ambrosiana.

30/05/2020-06/09/2020
Exhibition
ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

Ambrosiana

ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

The exhibition presents a selection of volumes that trace the history of medical studies from the beginning of the millennium to the time when Leonardo da Vinci was active, together with seven sheets of the Atlantic Code of anatomical subject.

30/05/2020-06/09/2020
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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