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Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian Man - Show Piece

Leonardo da Vinci Vitruvian Man - Show Piece

23x18 inches (Main Tablet)

8x10 inches (Small Tablet)

18x17 inches (Total Dimensions)


The famous Vitruvian Man Drawing by Leonardo da Vinci 1487 engraved/etched on distressed black slate with side info tablet!  The Vitruvian Man is on of the most famous and notable drawings and accompanying notes from Leonardo da Vinci's journal entries of around 1487. It depicts a naked male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle and square. Also know as the Canon of Proportions or the Proportions of Man. It is held in the Gallerie dell; Accademia in Venice, Italy.

The Virtruvian Man provides insight into Leonardo's keen interest in proportion. Leonardo believed the workings of the human body to be an analogy for the workings of the universe. According to the accompanying notes, the work was made as a study of the proportions of the (male) human body as described in a treatise by the Ancient Roman architect Vitruvius (Vitruvius De Architectura), Vertruvian drawing symbolizes the essential symmetry of the human body, and by extension, to the universe as a whole.

Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed. The language he wrote in, Italian, like many other languages, was really designed to be written by right-handers. You write from left to right. Your hands move across the pages unobstructed by fresh ink. To write in Italian, backwards, allowed him to write as quickly as a right-hander could forwards.

Each artwork from the Ancient Relica Series is created to be visually and tactically exciting.  The heavy cold feel of the black slate and rough edges drives a sense of discovery.  You just can't get this feeling from books or pictures... you need to feel.... let your eyes feel.  Experience what it's like to explore the details of these ancient hieroglyphs, pictographs and petroglyphs up close and personal.  Our goal is to give you profoundness and discovery - like when such sites were first uncovered. Each Artwork is completely unique and are modeled after the original inscriptions and images.  These relics you CAN touch!  Discover your World!


Created to display on included wood stand or handheld for close inspection.  This image is representative of the next one we create. Each is completely unique but similar to picture and dimensions. Message for a current picture of the available one if desired.   Made to wow, Made by hand, Made in Austin, Texas USA.

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