The Vitruvian Man - Leonardo da Vinci
Location: Gallerie dell'Accademia - Venice, Italy
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Additional Notes: The drawing is meant to show the ideal human proportions. The text above and below the drawing - written in mirror writing - describes the proportions for certain body parts.
"The Vitruvian Man," Langdon gasped. Saunière had created a life-sized replica of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous sketch. Considered the most anatomically correct drawing of its day, Da Vinci's The Vitruvian Man had become a modern-day icon of culture, appearing on posters, mouse pads, and T-shirts around the world. The celebrated sketch consisted of a perfect circle in which was inscribed a nude male... his arms and legs outstretched in a naked spread eagle.
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