Ambrosiana

THE MADONNA WITH CHILD WITHIN A GARLAND
JAN BRUEGHEL THE ELDER

This Virgin with the Child in a wreath of flowers is a very important work, since it is the first version created by Brueghel on commission and inspiration from Federico Borromeo. The work had great success and became a common subject at those times, as shown by a similar painting by Daneels kept in the Ambrosiana, or the much more famous version preserved in the Prado, jointly painted by Brueghel and Rubens (but many others could be mentioned). The image goes far beyond the mere devotional aspect, in fact, it assumes an important theological meaning. If we read it in the light of Federico Borromeo’s overall theoretical framework, it is possible to see the whole nature in the garland, brought back to the splendor of its original beauty from the mystery of the incarnation of the Word, visually expressed by the Child cradled by the Virgin Mother. In the soothing tranquility of a forest, the Baby abandons himself to the embrace of the Mother, who looks at her with great sweetness, reminding us of the immense tenderness of Motherhood.

WHAT’S ON

FROM MAY THE PINACOTECA IS OPEN ON THURSDAYS UNTIL 22.00

Pinacoteca

FROM MAY THE PINACOTECA IS OPEN ON THURSDAYS UNTIL 22.00

Open 10.00 to 18.00 Tuesday to Sunday, on Thursdays until 22,00.

26/04/2022
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