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The Vitruvian Man is among most popular drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci. It was created based on the work of the known architect, Vitruvius Pollio. Vitruvius Pollio was a Roman man that served in the army under Caesar’s empire. Later he became an architect and worked on a temple through the rest of his life. His literary production focused on mathematical proportions in geometry and nature was then abandoned and forgotten for several centuries. In the early 1400’s, these classical works were rediscovered and brought to light by the Italian humanist Poggio Bracciolini. This is how Leonardo Da Vinci got ahold of the texts that would influence the rest of his career.
Vitruvius’ work would write about the relationship between the structure of the microcosmos of the human body and the macrocosmic operation of the universe, and this was an analogy that soon became the true expression of the renaissance man.
many areas of human knowledge. It portrays the human body of a male figure in two different positions, overlapped simultaneously with a square and a circle. Combining the positions of the legs and the arms, it’s possible to create a total of sixteen different poses. It had been created in pen and ink on paper, and it is currently accommodated in Venice, at the Gallerie dell'Accademia. Because of the fragility of this media, the work is not currently in the exhibition and only comes to public occasionally.
The main characteristic of this drawing is that makes a correlation between the human body and the geometrical proportions of the Mathematics. It is an important example of Leonardo da Vinci’s obsession with geometrical proportions and constant studies relating human bodies with the proportions found in nature and the universe. It’s a beautiful combination of Maths and Arts.
The text annotated around the drawing talks about proportions and the theoretical constructions of the human body according to Vitruvius, where he names some points of measurement. There are lines marked on the drawing that match these measurements. Despite relying on Vitruvius’ notes and texts, it is clear that Leonardo made his annotations and observations.
Unlike other attempts from other artists at the Vitruvian man, Leonardo’s drawing has a steady firm drawing with no sketchy lines or base drawings like the ones we might observe even on Leonardo’s other drawings.
The circle was drawn with a compass, and after that, the square was placed not concentric to the circle, but both are aligned from the bottom. Thus, the Vitruvian man’s navel is concentric to the circle, while his genitals are concentric to the square and as a result, the man’s feet rest perfectly at the bottom of both the circle and the square.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Vitruvian Man, Study of proportions, from Vitruvius's De Architectura, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Vitruvian Man, Study of proportions, from Vitruvius's De Architectura that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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