Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Vitruvius, an Ancient Roman architect.

Etymologies

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Vitruvius +‎ -an

Examples

  • Vitruvian, which is already familiar with the betting industry through last year's £74.4m acquisition of Inspired Gaming, is buying OpenBet for cash from NDS - the technology supplier to the pay-TV industry owned by News Corporation and Permira funds.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • He kept notebooks full of anatomical drawings such as Vitruvian Man.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Catherine Turocy, the artistic director of the New York Baroque Dance Company, was teaching a workshop on historical performance and asking her students to visualize themselves as Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man: Just as in Renaissance theory the proportions of the human body give rise to perfect geometric shapes, the Baroque dancer moved inside an invisible sphere measured by the extension and movement of the limbs.

    Stepping Through History

  • The Vitruvian Man, according to Ms. Turocy, says to the performer: 'You are perfect as you are.

    Stepping Through History

  • Unfortunately, we have spent the last century wobbling from one extreme to the other, while at the same time managing to have Vitruvian rigor without Vitruvian decorum, elegance and tradition, and Dinocritean extravagance without its attendant beauty, weirdness and wonder.

    The Dangers of Architectural Positivism

  • Elsewhere, a worker's form, framed by the circle of bolts he is tightening, recalls the geometric perfection of Leonardo's Vitruvian Man.

    Photo-Op: Steel Nerve

  • For Leonardo, nature was a source of both power and beauty by virtue of its harmonious proportions, a belief reflected in his geometrical diagrams and expressed most famously in his drawing of Vitruvian Man not part of this exhibition, which portrays man almost literally as the measure of all things.

    Masters of Men and Machines

  • Leonardo da Vinci may be best known for his artistic masterpieces, such as the "Mona Lisa" and the Vitruvian Man, but a free exhibition at the National Geographic Museum highlights the Renaissance man's scientific and engineering feats.

    SCIENCE SCAN

  • Similar to Leonardo's iconic, classically proportioned Vitruvian Man with his arms outstretched to each side, drawn in duplicate to suggest motion

    Drawn Into His Web

  • Think, perhaps, of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man in contemporary, casual clothing, seen from the back, extending his arms in the act of conjuring a vaporous circle out of continuously scrawling black lines.

    Drawn Into His Web

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