Ambrosiana

THE RESURRECTED CHRIST
MARCO BASAITI

Nothing is triumphant in the Risen Lord painted by Marco Basaiti: although there are the typical iconographic elements of the resurrection – the white shroud, the crusade banne – the body of Jesus is idealized and barely shows the wounds of passion. Furthermore, He does not look at the viewer but He is absorbed, pensive, with a very sweet look. Behind him, on the left, we see the sepulcher; on his right below, a cave symbolizes the underworld, emptied by his victory over death. He is sitting on a rock: nature becomes his throne, and right on that stone the words inspired by the sixth chapter of the Letter to the Romans are engraved: “Death has no more power over me”. An intense light dominates in this picture, an Easter light that is perfectly described by Romano Guardini, one of the greatest theologians of the 19th century: “Christ was able to bring us the holy light because he was full of the love of God. He, whom no one forced, ventured into the dark; he experienced pain and disrepute, without evading anything, without relief, until death. Therefore, He was able to bring the light of God. He who wanted to turn on this light, he had to go through the most frightening event earlier, going beyond it. He had to die and rise. Now, He possesses the power and is the Lord in an ineffable sense. Therefore, we want to pray to Him, so that He lets that light shine in our hearts; that light that does not come from any human force but from the holy depth of God.

WHAT’S ON

PORT ROYAL ET L'ITALIE

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PORT ROYAL ET L'ITALIE

Annual international conference of the Society of Friends of Port-Royal is held, October 13-14 2023, Sala delle Accademie E.R. Galbiati.

13/10/2023-14/10/2023
CONFERENCE
 DON FERRANTE'S BOOKS IN THE BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA

Pinacoteca

DON FERRANTE'S BOOKS IN THE BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA

An exhibition that aims at reconstructing the "considerable collection of books” belonging to Don Ferrante, which Alessandro Manzoni describes in the Promessi Sposi (The Bethroted).

04/05/2023-10/10/2023
Exhibition
NEW COMBO TICKET DUOMO + AMBROSIANA AND SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT

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NEW COMBO TICKET DUOMO + AMBROSIANA AND SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT

The combo ticket Duomo + Ambrosiana is available in a new version which includes also the Ascent on foot to the Duomo terraces and access to the San Sepolcro Crypt.

06/04/2023
NEWS
GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

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GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Every Saturday at 15.30 a guided tour of the masterpieces of the Pinacoteca, together with professional guides of our official partner AdArtem

01/04/2023-30/12/2023
GRANPARENTS’ DAY

Pinacoteca

GRANDPARENTS' DAY

On Sunday October 1 and Monday October 2, free admission for all grandparents with their grandchildren

27/09/2022
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