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Vitruvian Man (Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1487)

This sketch, and the notes that go with it, show how da Vinci understood the proportions of the human body. The head measured from the forehead to the chin was exactly one tenth of the total height, and the outstretched arms were always as wide as the body was tall.

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This sketch was a turning point in human thinking.

It is symbolic of The Enlightenment era.

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