Ambrosiana

Diana the Huntress
Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
golden silver
altezza 39 cm
Precedente al restauro del 2013
(dettaglio)

Guided visit | 90 MINUTES ABOUT |

THE MUSEUM OF WONDERS: CURIOSITIES, ODDITIES AND MYSTERIES OF THE AMBROSIANA

This visit presents some relics and curiosities, well-known and less well-known, from Manfredo Settala’s Wunderkanmmer to the lock of Lucrezia Borgia’s hair, from spectacularly carved reliefs of Bambaia’s Monument of Gaston de Foix, to astrolabes and colures and the discovery of all those objects, works and bizarre oddities that make the Ambrosiana a true chamber of wonders.

Faces made out of the wing-cases of beetles, marble carvings that look like fluffy white lace, a frog sprawling on its back, potions… these are just some of the many curiosities and oddities hidden between the walls of the Ambrosiana. We will travel together through the history of the taste for wonderful and bizarre objects, which have fascinated people ever since ancient times and were showcased in the museum complex in which the Ambrosiana was built in the 17th century.

At left, Goblet made from a shell (Turbo marmoratus) in a case, early 17th century, Christoph Lencker (c. 1556-1613), silver gilt, emeralds and rubies, enamel; on the right, Armillary sphere, first half of the 17th century, silver-plated brass

The themes of wonder, strangeness, the unknown and the curious have been investigated in the history of art and culture both as poetic in themselves, and as a consequence of the new geographical conquests, the pomposity of the Baroque and the Scientific Revolution. On this visit, pseudoscience mingles with fantasy, with the urge to astonish overpowering the aesthetic appeal and surprise is the primary principle for stirring the interest of the world. Here the madness of artists is seen as part of their genius, on a complex and original tour that approaches art from a decidedly unusual point of view.


Guided visit


90 MINUTES ABOUT

WHAT’S ON

Intorno a un codice 2020

Biblioteca

Intorno a un codice 2020

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.

19/02/2020-18/03/2020
Leonardo da Vinci and his legacy.<br>The artists and the techniques

Pinacoteca

Leonardo da Vinci and his legacy.
The artists and the techniques

Extended until March 1, 2020!

17/09/2019-01/03/2020
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

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