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Albrecht Dürer

ALBRECHT DÜRER

FOUR BOOKS ON HUMAN PROPORTIONS, 1528

Body geometry, illustrated with a circle, is traced back to the ancient architect Vitruvius.

We are familiar with the illustration by Leonardo da Vinci, but other artists also tried to implement this technique. Dürer applied the theory to both male and female bodies.