Donated to the town in 1987 by the artist himself, the large wooden sculpture standing in the square behind the Conti Guidi Castle took its inspiration from the world-famous drawing held in the Venice Gallerie dell’Accademia, in which Leonardo gives a visual representation of the idea of proportion expressed by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio in his treatise De architectura. The three-dimensional version of the work pays homage to the modernity and dynamism of Leonardo’s drawing, in which Mario Ceroli had already shown his interest back in the 1960s. The statue, which interprets the Renaissance principle of man as the measure of all things, has become the symbol of the town of Vinci and its indissoluble bond with Leonardo.

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  • Title: Da Vinci's Man