Ambrosiana

PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
GIOVAN BATTISTA MORONI

Giovan Battista Moroni was one of the greatest portrait painters of the sixteenth century, as this beautiful painting shows. On the stone fragment at the bottom right, there is an inscription in Roman numerals, indicating the year when the painter finished this portrait: 1554. It represents a gentleman, full-length, leaning against the base of a column, which bears a sentence taken from the Odes of Horace: “The ruins will strike him fearlessly”. Thanks to this motto, it is possible to identify the portrayed character: he is Michel de l’Hospital, representative of the King of France at the Council of Trent, who had chosen this Horatian quote as his motto. Moroni loved to portray his subjects by contextualising them in elements that defined their personality, which is why the French nobleman is portrayed among ruins, with reference to his heraldic enterprise. Noteworthy is also the painter’s great attention to detail: from the character’s dress to the subtle play of shadows.

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PINACOTECA: OPENING HOURS FOR THE NEXT HOLIDAYS

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: OPENING HOURS FOR THE NEXT HOLIDAYS

Calendar of special openings/closures on the occasion of the upcoming holidays in December and January

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Ambrosiana

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Il 17 dicembre alle 18,30 esclusivo concerto IN Sala Federiciana, seguito da una visita guidata alla mostra "Presepi all'Ambrosiana"

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Pinacoteca

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA
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Exhibition
READING ROOM: OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Biblioteca

READING ROOM, OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Closed for holidays from December 7 to 11 and from December 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included

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NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-31/01/2023