Such a case could better define a circumference nearest to the figure's upper fingers and the feet, but the center will move down enough to no longer be the navel.
One could argue that the original circumference was conceived to especially encompass the legs apart; but if the same, as a tangent, would cut the feet, how could it contain them without pain, given that the legs have the same length? There are several things that Leonardo did not view.
Maybe this model was representative of an imaginary symbol, not of a scientific tool as it evades all the rules; but even so the design does not suit the original requirements, though born and famous as Vitruvian.
Inter alia, where the feet of a standing man are regular, it makes little sense to place them as if the man were standing inside a circle.
That's what happens when one strives to embed the spiritual sphere into the material dimension. Perhaps, the spiritual component – which is not a synonym of 'emotional' or artistic – was not so much advanced in Leonardo Da Vinci as it was his imaginative and implemental intelligence.Whatever mysterious super-esoteric coding you want to attribute to this drawing, Leonardo has historically reproduced – at all his way though – an architectural profile of the human body, outlined centuries ago by the great architect Vitruvius Pollio, framing it without respecting the canons, in an arbitrary and anatomically mistaken geometric structure.
And this is the only certain thing, among the many speculations.
Men love all the more to weave mysteries around their lack of understanding, the less they know about and the more this makes them unexplored, fueling the renown of those who investigate, but not without amplifying the volume of falsehood and deception.Withal a beautiful, evocative logo, it survives over time like other masterpieces, and indeed it gains the greatest fame worldwide.
Except that the circular apparatus, the one that should really make special "the proportional relationship of the parts", as is, it comes out little more than a luxury comic; if not a caricature. Wrong?Should we need a help from The Simpsons to oversize such imbalance? isn't it another silent complaint?
Uh, I disregared the fact that “part of the genius of Leonardo's depiction is that the superimposed body allows for views of 16 combinations of these outstretched limbs”.