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

Leonardo da Vinci and his legacy.<br>The artists and the techniques

Pinacoteca

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

The exhibition reveals the profound resonance that Leonardo's teaching in the field of design had on his students, his followers and the Lombard artists of the time.

17/09/2019-12/01/2020
Exhibition
Intorno a un'epigrafe 2019

Biblioteca

Intorno a un'epigrafe 2019

Presentations of ancient Roman epigraphs from the Ambrosiana collections.

30/05/2019-26/09/2019
Presentation

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

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