• Italy
  • Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (3/3)

    In my previous post, I introduced to you in detail Leonardo da Vinci‘s “Portrait of a Musician“, Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis’ “Lady with a Pearl Hairnet“, and Jan Brueghel the Elder‘s “Vase of Flowers with Jewelry, Coins and Shells“. For the fans of Leonardo, I also talked about Il Vespino‘s copy of the master’s “The Last Supper” and Salaì, whose life […]

    Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (3/3) was last modified: March 25th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (2/3)

    Previously, in my first post about the Ambrosian Art Gallery, I explained in detail two masterpieces, that is to say, the “Basket of Fruit” by Caravaggio (in the library) and the “Preparatory Cartoon of the School of Athens” by Raphael (in Room 5). Taking the opportunity, I also talked about Raphael’s (most) famous fresco “The […]

    Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (2/3) was last modified: March 20th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (1/3)

    In total, I visited the Pinacoteca and Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Ambrosian Art Gallery and Library) twice in two years and during my first visit, I only focused on the absolutely highlights such as the original “Preparatory Cartoon of the School of Athens” by Raphael, “The Portrait of a Musician” by Leonardo da Vinci, “The Portrait of a Woman” […]

    Milan – Pinacoteca & Biblioteca Ambrosiana (1/3) was last modified: March 17th, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Palazzo della Pilotta – the National Gallery of Parma (1/2)

    Parma is a city in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, famous for Parmesan cheese and Parma ham. Besides its gastronomy, the Romanesque buildings, including the frescoed Parma Cathedral and the Baptistery, dominate the city center. What’s the attraction that eventually persuaded me to pay a visit to the city? It’s the Galleria Nazionale, inside the imposing Palazzo […]

    Palazzo della Pilotta – the National Gallery of Parma (1/2) was last modified: February 19th, 2020 by Dong
  • Events
  • Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari & Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus

    1. Why these exhibitions? 2. Practical information 2.1 Palazzo Vecchio 2.2 The itinerary of “Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari” 2.3 Opening hours 2.4 Admission fees 2.5 Other important information and tips 3. Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari 3.1 Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) Franco Zeffirelli’s funerary ceremony 3.2 Copy of the Battle […]

    Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari & Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

    1. Outstanding Universal Value (What does the UNESCO say about the property? Why is it worth your visit?) 2. Practical information For visiting the basilica and cloister For visiting The Last Supper 5x Leonardo ticket 3. The Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie 3.1 Bramante’s tribune 3.2 The choir 3.3 The Chapel of St. Peter […]

    Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci was last modified: November 30th, 2019 by Dong
  • Events
  • Sforza Castle – Leonardo as never seen before

    1. Why visit the exhibition? 2. Practical information 2.1 Opening hours 2.2 Ticket prices 2.3 5x Leonardo ticket 2.4 Other important information and tips 3. Sala della Asse 4. Leonardo between Nature, Art and Science 4.1 Anemone nemorosa (Francesco Melzi) 4.2 Allegory with solar mirror 4.3 Study of an ox’s heart and pulmonary artery & […]

    Sforza Castle – Leonardo as never seen before was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Dong
  • Events
  • Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo

    1. Why this exhibition? 2. Practical information 2.1 Opening hours 2.2 Ticket prices 2.3 Other important information and tips 3. The exhibition 3.1 Verrocchio between Desiderio and Leonardo: the Female Portraits 3.2 Verrocchio between Desiderio and Leonardo: the Ancient Heroes and The David 3.3 Verrocchio and His Followers: the Madonnas, between Sculpture and Painting 3.4 Verrocchio […]

    Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Dong
  • Events
  • Pinacoteca Ambrosiana – Leonardo da Vinci and the secrets of the “Codex Atlanticus”

    The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is one of my favourite art galleries in the world and in fact, this is already my third time visiting it. Each time I could always discover something new. I’ve already dedicated three posts to it because it houses many masterpieces such as The Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, the Preparatory Cartoon of […]

    Pinacoteca Ambrosiana – Leonardo da Vinci and the secrets of the “Codex Atlanticus” was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Leonardo da Vinci. Drawing the Future

    1. Why visit the exhibition? To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death on 2nd May 1519, the Royal Museums of Turin is hosting an exhibition called “Leonardo da Vinci. Drawing the Future” (Leonardo da Vinci. Disegnare il future). As a huge fan of Leonardo, I went to Turin immediately. Here are some reasons why […]

    Leonardo da Vinci. Drawing the Future was last modified: June 27th, 2019 by Dong