Vitruvian Man

All Titles

  • Vitruvian Man
  • Proportions of the human body in the manner of Vitruvius
  • View: Overall view of notebook page

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Title

Vitruvian Man
Proportions of the human body in the manner of Vitruvius
View: Overall view of notebook page

Subject

human figure; scientific or medical; anatomy; human proportions; divine proportions

Description

This iconic drawing illustrates Leonardo’s own interpretation of Vitruvius’ written account of how the ideal proportions of man, with arms and legs outstretched, would fit into the geometric forms of the square and the circle. (The navel falls in the center point of the circle). In this drawing, he corrected inconsistencies in Vitruvius’ measurements of the human figure, guided by his own observations and deductions based on the study of life models.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Universal Leonardo [website from University of the Arts, London]; http://www.universalleonardo.org/

Date

ca. 1490 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

Pen and brown ink with wash over metalpoint on paper
34.4 cm (height) x 24.5 cm (width)

Type

drawing (visual work)

Identifier

leon104.jpg

Coverage

Galleria dell'Accademia (Florence, Tuscany, Italy); Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze, Via Ricasoli 66
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519), “Vitruvian Man,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2946.

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