The Vitruvian Man is a drawing made by the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci in about 1490. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the Roman architect Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in 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 delle stampe of the Gallerie dell'Accademia, in Venice, Italy. Like most works on paper, it is displayed to the public only occasionally, so it is not part of the normal exhibition of the museum.
The drawing represents ideal human body proportions. Its inscription in a square and a circle comes from a description by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius in Book III of his treatise De architectura. Yet, as it has been demonstrated, Leonardo did not represent Vitruvius's proportions of the limbs but included those he found himself after measuring male models in Milan. While the drawing is named after Vitruvius, some scholars today question the appropriateness of such a title.
da Vinci Art Poster - Produced in the USA. Printed onto 180gsm paper, the posters are produced using the highest resolution images and quality printing techniques.
This is a maxi poster measuring 610 x 915 mm. Please see below diagram for size comparison to a cinema one sheet, giant poster and our mate Dave.
You can order the stand alone poster or have it framed in a custom frame.
Laminated, mounted and custom framed - Our posters are laminated with a gloss laminate and vacuum pressed onto a masonite board. This is then framed with a faux wood finish frame which is light and durable and is available in a number of colours and finishes.
After your order and payment are received, the posters are shipped as follows:
Poster only - ships within 1 to 2 working days. Courier delivery - within 2 to 3 working days of shipping in major centers and within 5 working days of shipping to outlying areas.
Laminated, Mounted and Custom Framed Poster - ships within 7 to 9 working days. Courier delivery - within 2 to 3 working days of shipping in major centers and within 5 working days of shipping to outlying areas.