About Rectangular Crystal Vitruvian Man Paperweight – Leonardo Da Vinci
This rectangular Vitruvian Man Paperweight made in hand-cut crystal features one of the most iconic sketches by the Renaissance artist, Leonardo Da Vinci. The Italian High-Renaissance master’s sketch The Vitruvian Man, 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. It is kept in the Gabinetto dei disegni e stampe of the Gallerie dell’Accademia, in Venice, Italy, under reference 228. More details on Rectangular Crystal Vitruvian Man Paperweight – Leonardo Da Vinci:
- Dimensions: 4″L x 2.6″Wx 1″H Inches
- Weight: 1.04 lbs
- Materials: Hand-Cut Crystal, Felted bottom.
- 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.