The Vitruvian Man is a famous drawing created by the artist Leonardo da Vinci as part of his many anatomical sketches. Created in approximately 1490 with pen on washed paper, it is a study

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on the perfect proportions of a human in drawing. Inspired heavily by his work and measurements, he cites the great architect Vitruvius multiple times in his work, leading to it now being called The Vitruvian Man. The writing surrounding the drawing, in da Vinci's classic style of mirror writing, documents the perfect proportions of each body part as inspired by Vitruvius. It is now stored in the Gallerie dell'Accademia and, like a lot of old works on paper, is only displayed occasionally.