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  • proper n. A drawing of anatomy created by Leonardo da Vinci around the year 1487.


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  • Serious art, however, never accepted Marlboro Man -- at least until Richard Prince commodified disillusionment -- and Vitruvian Man suffered the slings and arrows of modernist distortion.

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  • He stood there like Vitruvian Man with his legs braced and arms out while I went to work high, low, and center.

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  • The curl wasn't an issue with Vitruvian Man since he was ensconsed inside a 1/4 inch thick plastic poster frame I've had for at least 20 years sitting in a closet - and just exactly the right size 24 x 36 - and I was not going to be defeated in my goal by some stubbornly curling corners.

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  • Vitruvius Pollio, the man who inspired Leonardo da Vinci’s work on his iconic Vitruvian Man, once described the human body as being “the principal source of proportion among the Classical orders of architecture.”

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  • Leonardo’s drawings, be they of men or machines, the interior of flowers or the shape of a wave, communicate the artist’s belief that there was drawings, Vitruvian Man, literally embodies the Golden Mean25.

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