What is the name for the man drawn by michaelangelo and used as symbol for world in action tv documentary series.

It's the Vitruvian Man, drawn by Leonardo da Vinci - used by ITV Current Affairs Documentary Programme World In Action throughout the show's run.

This sketch, and the notes that go with it, show how Leonardo understood the proportions of the human body. Each separate part was a simple fraction of the whole. For example, the head measured from the forehead to the chin was exactly one tenth of the total height, and the outstretched arms were always as wide as the body was tall.

These ideas were not Leonardo's, but were taken from the writings of the Roman architect Vitruvius. Both men believed that the same principles should be used when designing buildings.

However, Leonardo tried to take these ideas further, and spent much of his life searching for connections between the structure of the human body, and other patterns in nature. Elsewhere in his notes, he proclaimed that "Man is the model of the world." Read more at BBC.co.uk.

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Thursday, October 26 2017
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