Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man of Math - James Earle

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Video

Arienne King
by TED-Ed
published on 04 September 2020

What's so special about Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man? With arms outstretched, the man fills the irreconcilable spaces of a circle and a square — symbolizing the Renaissance-era belief in the mutable nature of humankind. James Earle explains the geometric, religious and philosophical significance of this deceptively simple drawing.

Lesson by James Earle, animation by TED-Ed.

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TED-Ed. (2020, September 04). Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man of Math - James Earle. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2110/da-vincis-vitruvian-man-of-math---james-earle/

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TED-Ed. "Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man of Math - James Earle." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 04, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2110/da-vincis-vitruvian-man-of-math---james-earle/.

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TED-Ed. "Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man of Math - James Earle." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Sep 2020. Web. 18 Jul 2024.

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