The Vitruvian baby / Le bébé de Vitruve

From Wikipedia :

The Vitruvian Man is a world-renowned drawing created by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1487. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the famed architect, Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a male figure in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and simultaneously inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions or, less often, Proportions of Man. It is stored in the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, Italy, and, like most works on paper, is displayed only occasionally.

The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise De Architectura. Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the Classical orders of architecture. Leonardo’s drawing is traditionally named in honor of the architect.

De Wikipedia :

L’« homme de Vitruve » (ou homme vitruvien) est le nom communément donné au dessin à la plume, encre et lavis sur papier, intitulé Étude de proportions du corps humain selon Vitruve et réalisé par Léonard de Vinci aux alentours de 1492.

Ce dessin a appartenu à la collection d’œuvres 12 d’art graphique de Giuseppe Bossi avant d’être acheté en 1822 par les Gallerie dell’Accademia de Venise.

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