Leonardo’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ ideal isn’t far off modern measures

The art-science continuum. – SA. “Vitruvian Man” is an iconic drawing by Leonardo from 1490 in which an adult male stands, legs together and then apart, inside a circle and square whose borders end at his head, outstretched hands and feet. It’s meant to depict the ideal adult male body. …

Still, despite all this, “close agreement” was still found in the images created 500 years ago by one man, and those created in 2020 by a much more complex scientific analysis, Thomas and her colleagues said.

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