About Leonardo da Vinci Parastone Candle Holder – Vitruvian Man (1490)
This beautiful Leonardo Da Vinci Parastone Candle Holder features the notorious drawing by the Italian High-Renaissance master, 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. Vitruvius determined that the ideal body should be eight heads high. Leonardo’s drawing is traditionally named in honor of the architect. Le proporzioni del corpo umano secondo Vitruvio (The proportions of the human body according to Vitruvio), is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci around 1490. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the architect Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in pen and ink on paper, depicts a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. More details on Leonardo da Vinci Parastone Candle Holder – Vitruvian Man (1490):
- Dimensions: 4.33″ x 2″H
- Weight: 2 lbs
- Material: Porcelain, 22-carat gold-leaf decoration.
- Additional features: Includes tea light.
- Original Artwork: Da Vinci, Leonardo. Vitruvian Man. c. 1490. Pen and ink with wash over metal point on paper, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, 13.6 in x 10.0 in.
- Part of Parastone’s Museum Collection.