Vitruvian Man

Vitruvian Man

Artist Leonard da Vinci

Date ca. 1487

Movement High Renaissance

Medium Pen drawing

Dimensions 13.5 x 9.5″

Housed at Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice

 

Leonardo was a scholar of the Roman architect Vitruvius, who held that the human body could be used to make the perfect shapes of a square and circle – here, da Vinci puts this theory to the test in this sketching.