Ambrosiana

Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus)
foglio 307 verso.
Representation of the last part of the “ludo geometrico” (openwork pattern of stars and roses).
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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
(detail)

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

THOUGHTS AND WORDS

Our goal is to discover the genius of Leonardo in a sort of “literary journey”, through the words of the many scholars who have studied the Tuscan artist over the centuries.

“And the fame of his name was so great that he was not only held in esteem in his own time, but has been esteemed even more highly by posterity since his death” (Vasari).

Reading passages and quotations makes the guided tour extremely fascinating. It will be devoted specifically to the Codex Atlanticus, the portrait of a Musician and the works of the painters who were Leonardo’s followers.

Then, through passages quoted mainly from the Codex Atlanticus, it will often be Leonardo himself who will explain his ideas to visitors as well as his theories about painting, war machines and flight.
In this way it will be possible not only to illustrate the extraordinary insights in the Codex and learn at first hand about the modernity of Leonardo as a painter, but also to recount the history of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. The journey will start in the Sala Federiciana, and with passages from the texts accompany the participants on a journey made up of words and images.

At left, St. John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti, called Salai (1480-1524), 1510-1520, tempera and oil on panel, 73 × 51 cm; at right, Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), 1485-1490, tempera and oil on panel, 40 × 30 cm


Educational tour


90 MINUTES

Junior secondary schools, Parishes, Senior secondary schools

WHAT’S ON

READING ROOM: <br>SEPTEMBER OPENING HOURS

Ambrosiana

READING ROOM: SEPTEMBER OPENING HOURS

Open from Sep 1, Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 13.00. Reservation mandatory.

30/08/2021
NEWS
PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Opening hours, booking and access procedures

29/07/2021
NEWS
THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC!

San Sepolcro

THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC!

Every Sunday, from May 23, 2021

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

Pinacoteca

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.

29/04/2021-03/10/2021
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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