The Vitruvian

Vitruvian Man | Leonardo da Vinci | c. 1487 Da Vinici was known for his appreciation of both art and science, and the Vitruvian Man captures the quintessential Renaissance man's passion for both. The inspiration for the drawing, however, came from Vitruvius, an ancient Roman architect, who posited that the proportions of architecture were inspired by the ideal proportions of man - which is what da Vinci captures based on Vitruvius' geometric propositions.