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LOOK AT ME!


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LEONARDO IN MILAN


Guided visit

TRUER THAN LIFE


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

THE WONDERS OF THE AMBROSIANA


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Junior secondary schools, Parishes, Senior secondary schools

Educational tours and guided visits

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The secrets of the Codex Atlanticus, Leonardo at the Ambrosiana

The systemic thought of Leonardo unfolds in drawings, projects and sketches, revealing the multifaceted nature of his ideas, his interests and his modus operandi in dealing with the most disparate problems.

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LOOK AT ME!

A portrait enables us to discover a great deal about a person, even without knowing it.

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THE ROOM OF THE STANZA: RAPHAEL’S CARTOON FOR THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS

A description of Raphael’s cartoon will be accompanied by the recreation of the historical context of the decoration of the Stanze Vaticane.

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ILLUSTRIOUS AND UNKNOWN: PORTRAITS IN THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

This guided tour takes you on a journey to discover the most fascinating portraits in the Pinacoteca, illustrating the way this genre developed from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

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LEONARDO IN MILAN

The “Leonardo in Milan” tour is part of the “Milan and Leonardo” programme, a series of initiatives organised to celebrate the fifth centenary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.

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NATURE AND LANDSCAPE: FROM LEONARDO TO THE 20th CENTURY

Through the rich collection in the Ambrosiana, our visit will retrace the whole development of nature painting through the centuries.

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THE MUSEUM OF WONDERS: CURIOSITIES, ODDITIES AND MYSTERIES OF THE AMBROSIANA

Works and bizarre oddities that make the Ambrosiana a true chamber of wonders.

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SCULPTURES IN THE AMBROSIANA

A visit devoted to sculpture, through the rich collection in the Ambrosiana, including the Church of San Sepolcro.

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Workshop for adults

THE COPY FROM LIFE

How can we recognise the style of an artwork? And how can we date it? How do can we discover the hand that created it?

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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.

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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.

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Junior secondary schools, Parishes, Senior secondary schools

THE WONDERS OF THE AMBROSIANA

The aim of this itinerary is to illustrate the events that led to the creation of the Ambrosiana’s collections.

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The other faces of the Ambrosiana

The most magical and ancient places of Milan: the ancient Forum where Constantine, St. Ambrose, St. Augustine and Theodosius walked, and the lower Church of Santo Sepolcro, built by the Crusaders… as well as a colossal statue of St. Charles Borromeo on Lake Maggiore; a Museum-Home at the Sacro Monte of Varese; a Foundation dedicated to the promotion of young artists: this is also the Ambrosiana!
Discover the other institutions of the Ambrosiana

MARCO MANTOVANI FOUNDATION

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

MARCO MANTOVANI FOUNDATION

The Marco Mantovani Foundation seeks to preserve and enhance the works of the sculptor Marco Mantovani, as evidence of the life of an artist dedicated to sculpture and art.

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ROMAN FORUM

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

ROMAN FORUM

Between 1990 and 1992, archaeological excavations conducted underneath the ancient cellars of the Ambrosiana brought to light a portion of the pavement of the ancient Roman forum, the heart of Mediolanum's political, economic and religious life.

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CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO

The church of San Sepolcro was founded in 1030, when a Milanese moneyer named Rozzone built a church on the ancient Roman forum. Archbishop Ariberto d’Intimiano solemnly consecrated it to the Holy Trinity.

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LODOVICO POGLIAGHI MUSEUM-HOME

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

LODOVICO POGLIAGHI MUSEUM-HOME

Lodovico Pogliaghi was one of the most significant Lombard artists to live in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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THE COLOSSUS OF SAINT CHARLES IN ARONA

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

THE COLOSSUS OF SAINT CHARLES IN ARONA

The Colossus of Saint Charles in Arona, which popular tradition has affectionately dubbed San Carlone, was created in the seventeenth century at the behest of Federico Borromeo, archbishop of Milan and founder of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

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ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 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. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
llias picta, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)