Ambrosiana

Portrait of a Musician

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
1485-1490
tempera and oil on panel
40 × 30 cm
(detail)

Educational tour | 90 MINUTES | Junior secondary schools, Senior secondary schools

LOOK AT ME!

A portrait enables us to discover a great deal about a person, even without knowing it. Through the eyes, the expression of the face in general, clothing and gestures, we can try to reconstruct the world in which the person portrayed lives, his or her way of thinking and seeing things.

Leonardo was well aware of this. In his portrait of a Musician, he succeeds in grasping the impulses in the soul of the subject he portrayed. Through the likenesses of Cardinals Federico and Charles Borromeo, the portraits by Titian and Moroni, by Fra’ Galgario, Hayez and Appiani, we can learn the stories of many people, and even seek to imagine the stories of those whose identity is unknown to us.
The Musician exhibited in the Aula Leonardi will then be compared with the portraits created by the artists who were followers of Leonardo, in a dialogue between different faces that brings out the fundamental significance attributed to the representation of the feelings.
The itinerary could also be followed in reverse, starting from Leonardo’s Musician and only at the end reaching the works exhibited in the first rooms of the gallery.

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Aula Leonardi


Educational tour


90 MINUTES

Junior secondary schools, Senior secondary schools

WHAT’S ON

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

Pinacoteca

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

From July 1: Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00, Closed Wednesday | Thursday 10.00-22.00 (until 14.07.2022) |

09/06/2022
NEWS
The Ambrosiana enters into the web3 with the project The Visi

Ambrosiana

The Ambrosiana enters into the web3 with the project The Visi

On the occasion of the 570th year of Leonardo da Vinci's birth, The Visi was born on the ethereum blockchain. The collection (pfp) is the result of a long study and dialogue with collectors, artists and art experts.

15/04/2022
NEWS
LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM APRIL 26

Biblioteca

LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM APRIL 26

From April 26, open Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 17.00. Reservation required.

07/04/2022
NEWS
MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

Pinacoteca

MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

The exhibition features twenty oil works by Carlo Mattioli, one of the Italian masters of twentieth century art, which interact with Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit

07/05/2022-03/07/2022
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Flowers in a Vase, NA
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Armillary sphere, NA
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, NA
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, NA
llias picta, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, NA
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, NA
The Damned Soul, NA
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, NA
Adoration of the Magi, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, NA
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, NA
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, NA
Mouse with Roses, NA
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, NA
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Portico in Ruins, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, NA
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, NA
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
View of the Interior of the Duomo, NA
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Orrery, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, NA
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Portrait of a Musician, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, NA
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, NA
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, NA
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), NA
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Man in Armour, NA
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, NA
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, NA
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, NA
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, NA
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, NA
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, NA
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, NA
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, NA
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, NA
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, NA
Allegory of Water, NA
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, NA
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, NA
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)