Ambrosiana

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

Educational tour | 90 MINUTES | Church youth clubs, Junior secondary schools, Parishes, Primary 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

Church youth clubs, Junior secondary schools, Parishes, Primary schools, Senior secondary schools

WHAT’S ON

CRIPTA SAN SEPOLCRO: NEW PRICES AND OPENING HOURS

San Sepolcro

CRIPTA SAN SEPOLCRO: NEW PRICES AND OPERATING HOURS

From January 31, the Crypt of San Sepolcro reopens to the public with news operating hours and special prices

24/01/2020
NEWS
Intorno a un codice 2020

Biblioteca

Intorno a un codice 2020

For Spring 2020 the Class of Latin and Greek studies organizes a cycle of three conferences entitled Intorno a un Codice. In each lecture, a scholar will present a particularly valuable Ambrosian codex, illustrating its features.

19/02/2020-18/03/2020

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

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