Description of the painting by Leonardo da Vinci “Vitruvian Man”

Painting Vitruvian Man is a work that was created by Leonardo da Vinci in 1490-92 as an illustration for the book. The book itself was devoted to the works of Vitruvius, and the illustration of Da Vinci was placed in her diary.

The figure clearly shows the image of a man’s figure in the form of two positions, which are applied to one another in a different arrangement. In addition, arms and legs branched to the sides are clearly observed.

This illustration was called the "canonical proportion". The work was done with a pen, ink and watercolor in addition with a metal pencil, and the size of the picture is 34.3? 24.5 centimeters. To date, this drawing is in the Venice Academy. Drawing also gained the status of scientific work and works of art.

It is worth noting that the main feature of the drawing of Leonardo Da Vinci lies in the artist’s interest in proportions. Rediscovering the mathematical proportions of the human body in the 15th century, Da Vinci and many other scientists made a major achievement, which became the forerunner of the Italian Renaissance.

When examining the figure, you can notice that the combination of legs and arms located gives two different locations. The pose where the arms are spread apart and the legs are brought together is clearly inscribed in a square. And from a different angle, the arrangement with legs and arms opening in both directions is in a circle.

If you look in more detail, you can see that in the form of the center of the circle is the navel of the figure. A little later, referring to this technique, Corbusier managed to create his own scale of proportions - Modulor, which was able to influence the aesthetic component of architecture of the twentieth century. Figure is most often used in the form of an implicit symbol with the internal symmetry of the human body and the entire Universe.

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