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The Vitruvian Man

June 6, 2004 | Comments (0)

This master piece is probably known by everyone, hence I guess no-one knows it has a name! It was drawn around 1492 by Leonardo da Vinci and is about architecture and the proportions of the human body. The man is called after the Roman architect Vitruvius, who believed — like Leonardo — that the proportions of the body should be taken forward into architecture. The drawing is now located in the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, Italy. There is a nice article about “The Vitruvian Man and the plannng of temples”

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Vitruvian Man; 1492; Leonardo da Vinci



Find Vitruvian Man 2 on Wikimedia Commons & find
the translation of Leonardos text. Instead of the translation of Marco Pollio Vitruvius. And my correction: 6 feet, instead of 7 !!!

Posted by: :) Rob ten Berge at February 15, 2010 11:41 PM

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