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The Mind of Leonardo
Leonardo da Vinci, Vitruvian Man
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 228
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Leonardo studies the proportions of the human body and its commensurability with the perfect geometric forms (the circle and the square). This was scientific analysis that had both cosmological meanings (the correspondence between micro- and macrocosm) and artistic ones (correctly representing the human figure and designing architecture based on the proportions of the human body). In his famous drawing from Venice, Leonardo subjected the Vitruvian Man to a series of original developments.

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