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Recreating da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" (Canon Man) | by GeometerArtist
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Recreating da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" (Canon Man)

da Vinci's model was clearly taken from an older preceding model developed by the Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius Pollio. In his diagrams he uses a 10x10 grid and a 30x30 grid. The following outlines how the grid may have been used to compose the circle reaching the furthest tip of the man's outstretched arms...


Here is a hint about how to re-create the drawing:


Start your diagram with a Golden Rectangle; next, create your Golden Pentagram; create a square with a circle inside around the pentagram; create a triangle with a base that has the same length as the square ( root 5 angle); where the triangle intersects with the inner circle draw down to the base of the square; from your new starting point proceed to create the radius (highlighted in light blue).


*Note* There is an alternate method using a hexagram that nearly mirrors the same square and circle ratio by two decimal places. quick link

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Taken on August 7, 2011