Man & Nature

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The Vitruvian Man is a world-renowned drawing created by Leonardo da Vinci around the year 1487.
This image exemplifies the blend of art and science during the Renaissance and provides the perfect example of Leonardo’s keen interest in proportion. In addition, this picture represents a cornerstone of Leonardo’s attempts to relate man to nature. Encyclopaedia Britannica online states, “Leonardo envisaged the great picture chart of the human body he had produced through his anatomical drawings and Vitruvian Man as a cosmografia del minor mondo (cosmography of the microcosm). He believed the workings of the human body to be an analogy for the workings of the universe.”

Leonardo would have been fascinated by the following pictures fromĀ http://ceceliawebber.com/.

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A permanent installation of the original work is at the Renown Center for Cancer Research – Healing Arts Program -