Vitruvian man (Latin homo vitruvianus) is a representation of man according to the idealised proportions formulated by the ancient architect and engineer Vitruv(ius). The most famous example is a 34.4 cm × 24.5 cm drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, made around 1490. It is a sketch with notes from one of his diaries showing a man with outstretched extremities in two superimposed positions.
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