Ambrosiana

Kids and Lambs
Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
c. 1750 – 1770
oil on paper
30 × 40 cm
(detail)

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

TRUER THAN LIFE

Visitors will be guided to discover artworks that lay great stress on representing reality, the cornerstone of Caravaggio’s revolution in the 17th century.

Artists have always explored the world around them, seeking to understand and represent it. Reality can be understood in many ways: it may be the ability to express emotions and moods pictorially, a fundamental purpose for Leonardo and his followers, as well as artists such as Moroni, Moretto and Fede Galizia. Or it may seek to depict the most minute details, an effort apparent in the still lifes and landscapes by the Flemish artists, who on our visit will enable us to illustrate in detail the pictorial genres favoured by Cardinal Federico.

If the paintings by Induno and Migliara, and the portraits of Hayez and Appiani seem closely related to the approach adopted in modern photography, with Caravaggio’s fruit basket – one of Borromeo’s favorite works – the innovations of his painting are illustrated in detail. He was not only very skilful in the realistic representation of many details, but through the genre of still life he created an extraordinary allegory of human existence.

At left, detail, Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817), 1805, oil on canvas, 57 × 44 cm; at right, Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel the Elder, sometimes known as “Velvet Brueghel” (1568-1625), 1605, oil on copper, 7.2 × 10.2 cm


Educational tour


90 MINUTES

Junior secondary schools, Senior secondary schools

WHAT’S ON

CONCERTO SERALE IN SALA FEDERICIANA E VISITA ALLA MOSTRA DEI PRESEPI

Ambrosiana

CONCERTO SERALE IN SALA FEDERICIANA E VISITA ALLA MOSTRA DEI PRESEPI

Il 17 dicembre alle 18,30 esclusivo concerto IN Sala Federiciana, seguito da una visita guidata alla mostra "Presepi all'Ambrosiana"

17/12/2022-17/12/2022
CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA<BR>FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

Pinacoteca

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA
FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

From December 1st until the end of January, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana hosts a widespread exhibition of nativity scenes, coming from the Museo del Presepio of Dalmine

01/12/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition
READING ROOM: OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Biblioteca

READING ROOM, OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Closed for holidays from December 7 to 11 and from December 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included

04/11/2022
NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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