Ambrosiana

The School of Athens
Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
1510
Charcoal, Preliminary cartoon,
White Lead
285 × 804 cm
(detail)

Guided visit | 90 MINUTES ABOUT |

THE ROOM OF THE STANZA: RAPHAEL’S CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS

A description of Raphael’s cartoon will be accompanied by the recreation of the historical context of the decoration of the Stanze Vaticane, with MilanoGuida producing prints to enable visitors to visualise Raphael’s iconographic programme as a whole. The artist aimed to represent the ideal order of humanist culture, divided into theology, philosophy, poetry and jurisprudence.
On a stylistic level, the contextual analysis of the Cartoon in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and the frescoes of the Stanza della Segnatura will bring out the supreme results which Raphael achieved, thanks to the example of Michelangelo, in terms of grandeur of architectural invention, compositional skill, the variety of the characters’ attitudes and the amplification of the drapery, becoming a true model for the coming centuries. It even inspired Pellizza da Volpedo’s painting of the Fourth Estate.
Finally, together with the historical, iconographic and stylistic aspects, the guided tour will offer an in-depth study of the fresco technique and the phases of the work.

<p><em>The School of Athens</em>, Raphael (1483-1520), 1510, preparatory cartoon, charcoal and white lead, 285 × 804 cm (detail)</p>

The School of Athens, Raphael (1483-1520), 1510, preparatory cartoon, charcoal and white lead, 285 × 804 cm (detail)


Guided visit


90 MINUTES ABOUT

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18/06/2021
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14/05/2021
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THE <em>DIVINE COMEDY</em> AT THE AMBROSIANA

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THE DIVINE COMEDY AT THE AMBROSIANA

On the occasion of the celebrations for the seventh centenary of Dante Alighieri's death, the exhibition presents a precious selection of Divine Comedies from the Ambrosiana Library.

29/04/2021-12/09/2021
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Opening hours, booking and access procedures from April 29

25/04/2021
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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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