Pavia, Italy

Leonardo da Vinci went on an excursion with his college Francesco di Giorgio to Pavia, Italy in 1490. While on this trip, the two artists discussed the possibilities of the Vitruvian Man. It was here that di Giorgio made his first sketches of his Vitruvian Man, which would go on to inspire da Vinci. 


Latitude: 45.184724800000
Longitude: 9.158206900000

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Inspirations for the Vitruvian Man

da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

circa. 26 Jun 1490

Leonardo da Vinci makes the "Vitruvian Man"

On June 24, 1490, Leonardo da Vinci had dinner with another artist, Giacomo Andrea, to discuss the "Vitruvian Man". Andrea showed da Vinci his sketches, which would provide a foundation for da Vinci's drawing. Some time after, da Vinci finished his own famous sketch, illustrating the perfects proportions of the human body. This sketch also has many religious and mathematical implications. 

Source: Isaacson, Walter. “Vitruvian Man”. Leonardo Da Vinci. Simon & Schuster, 2017.

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da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man"