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

THE PROJECT “CODEX ATLANTICUS” WINS THE WEBBY AWARD

Ambrosiana

IL PROGETTO CODEX ATLANTICUS SI AGGIUDICA IL WEBBY AWARD

Il progetto "Codex Atlanticus" è stato premiato nella categoria "Data Visualization".

29/05/2020
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
THE PINACOTECA REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC!

Pinacoteca

THE PINACOTECA REOPENS TO THE PUBLIC!

The rooms of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana will reopen to the public on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May, Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 June 2020 at reduced prices. The crypt of San Sepolcro has been closed until a later date.

21/05/2020
NEWS
THE READING ROOM OF THE LIBRARY REOPENS

Biblioteca

THE READING ROOM OF THE LIBRARY REOPENS

Here access rules and procedures

21/05/2020
NEWS
THE STATUE OF SAINT CHARLES IN ARONA REOPENS

Ambrosiana

THE SAN CARLO STATUE IN ARONA OPENS AGAIN

The San Carlo Statue in Arona opens again on May 30 according to a precise calendar...

21/05/2020
NEWS

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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