17 December 2012

Man in Harmony With His Surroundings

500 years after Leonardo da Vinci

More than 500 years ago da Vinci made a drawing known today as Vitruvian Man.  His intent was to imply that man was in harmony with his surroundings. Were he to return to Earth today, he probably would revaluate his goals and become a shoe salesman.

The ancients were serious about their harmony and their view of proportions as found in nature. Proportions that were unnatural would appear to be out of harmony.

That seems to explain the illustration at the beginning of this post. That's life.

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