Math through Art



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Information about human proportion

According to the early Roman architect Vitruvius, there are certain proportions that are typical of the human body. These include the following:
    A palm is the width of four fingers
    A foot is the width of four palms
    A man’s height is 24 palms
    The length of a man’s outspread arms is equal to his height
    The distance from the hairline to the bottom of the chin is 1/10 of a man’s height
    The distance from the top of the head to the bottom of the chin is 1/8 of a man’s height
    The distance from the elbow to the tip of the hand is 1/5 of a man’s height
    The distance from the elbow to the armpit is 1/8 of a man’s height
    The length of the hand is 1/10 of a man’s height
    The distance from the bottom of the chin to the nose is 1/3 of the length of the head
    The distance from the hairline to the eyebrows is 1/3 of the length of the face
    The length of the ear is 1/3 of the length of the face
Leonardo da Vinci noted that the length of the human face (from chin to top of the head) is 1/7 of the length of the human body

Gallery 26

Additional Background Information

Works of art in Selected Works used in Math through art tour

Perspective

Information on Harbor with Roman Ruins by Leonardo Coccorante

The subjects of Leonardo Coccorante’s landscape paintings range from dramatic, imaginary scenes to topographically correct views of his homeland, Naples, Italy.  Invented scenes, like Harbor with Roman Ruins, encouraged artists to stretch their imagination and offered them an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of their creative ability.  In this work, whose large scale suggests that it served as a stage set design, Coccorante highlights the magnificence of antiquity with ruins that tower over diminutive figures in the foreground. 



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