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da Vinci Earrings - Vitruvian Man

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 da Vinci Earrings - Vitruvian Man

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da Vinci Earrings - Vitruvian Man

The design of these earrings is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's famous annotated drawing, an architectural treatise written by Vitruvius, a Roman architect, around 15 BC. Vitruvius developed a system of remarkable proportions, measurable at the level of the human body, which must be applied to the constructions of builders and architects; Leonardo da Vinci transposed it into a drawing, representing the ideal proportions of the human body.

This perfect body is represented in two superposed positions; it is at the same time inscribed in a circle, with the navel as the centre, and a square, geometric shapes considered perfect in the 15th century. Man is here both the centre of the universe, and the ideal system for rationalizing and measuring the world.

Dimensions: 2.5 cm x 2.7 cm

Paris - Musée du Louvre
Leonardo da Vinci
Art movement
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)