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The Mind of Leonardo

Leonardo da Vinci, Royal Collection, Windsor, 12318; P 88r
Study of the proportions of a horse.
[IV.5BAnatomy, Drawing from Nature and Proportions]

In connection with the project for the Sforza monument, Leonardo engaged in extensive research on the ideal proportions of the horse. The marvelous drawings of horses from nature reveal his concern with effectively representing the continuity between three-dimensional forms (such as those of the horse) and two-dimensional drawings. For this purpose he adopted the solution of depicting the same object from different viewing points.

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