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>UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Biblioteca

READING ROOM: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Opening hours and access procedures

18/06/2021
NEWS
THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC ON MAY 23!

San Sepolcro

THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC ON MAY 23!

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.

29/04/2021-12/09/2021
Exhibition
THE PINACOTECA OPENS AGAIN

Pinacoteca

THE PINACOTECA OPENS AGAIN

Opening hours, booking and access procedures from April 29

25/04/2021
NEWS

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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