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

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

Pinacoteca

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

From July 1: Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00, Closed Wednesday | Thursday 10.00-22.00 (until 14.07.2022) |

09/06/2022
NEWS
The Ambrosiana enters into the web3 with the project The Visi

Ambrosiana

The Ambrosiana enters into the web3 with the project The Visi

On the occasion of the 570th year of Leonardo da Vinci's birth, The Visi was born on the ethereum blockchain. The collection (pfp) is the result of a long study and dialogue with collectors, artists and art experts.

15/04/2022
NEWS
LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM APRIL 26

Biblioteca

LIBRARY OPENING HOURS FROM APRIL 26

From April 26, open Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 17.00. Reservation required.

07/04/2022
NEWS
MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

Pinacoteca

MATTIOLI/CARAVAGGIO. THE LIGHTFUL FRUIT

The exhibition features twenty oil works by Carlo Mattioli, one of the Italian masters of twentieth century art, which interact with Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit

07/05/2022-03/07/2022
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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