Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.
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This website is designed to provide information on how to attain and maintain homeostasis; an internal and external optimal health balance.
The human body is a complex, living machine, created in perfect symmetry, proportion, balance and homeostasis. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci’s Vitruvian man was chosen for this website to illustrate this concept.
Leonardo’s Vitruvian man was created to illustrate the thoughts of the first century Roman architect, Vitruvius. Vitruvius believed that the human body was created in perfect symmetry and proportion and that the architectural design of a temple should reflect that symmetry, balance and proportion. He illustrated this by drawing the figure of a man within both a circle and a square.
Leonardo’s illustration provided a new perspective of the man in two different poses within the circle and square and included fine lines superimposed on the figure that emphasize the proportion and balance. Leonardo correlated the symmetry and balance of the human form to that of the universe. Vitruvian man represents the balance, symmetry, proportion and beauty blended in the human form, art, mathematics, science and architecture.
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