This sculpture depicts one of the renowned and most famous oeuvres by Leonardo da Vinci, 'The Vitruvian Man' or 'Principle of Proportions'. The drawing, finished in 1487, examines the ideal proportions of the human body through revealing a male body in two places visited over each other within a circle that is perfect. Court is paid by the sketch to the Roman architect Vitruvius who correlated the architecture of the human form. The drawing is so well-known due to the belief it had on artwork, combining fine art practices with science.
The sculpture, hammered out of bronze and erected in 1984, was created by Enzo Plazotta. It provides an exceptionally precise portrayal of Da Vinci's sketch and stands larger than life. Photographed with under 100 pictures, the scan was not simplify to create due to the perfect and great details of the architecture of the sculpture. It are available at Belgrave Square in London.
Edit: 5/8/2#2014014, the designers have enhanced the foundation for maximum stability.
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