Posts Tagged ‘Human body’

According to Virginia Henderson, every human has at least 14 fundamental needs. Here is the list: (more…)


The vitruvian man

The pen and ink drawing  by Leonardo da Vinci, depicting a man fitting his body to a circle and a square by adjusting the position of his arms and legs, is probably the most famous drawing in the world.  However, few people know its name or the secrets that it contains. It is called Vitruvian Man.  According to Pythagorian tradition, the circle represents the spiritual realm; the square, material existence, so the human body represented the perfect marriage of matter and spirit, which was is reflected in its proportions…

The ancient Roman architect Marcus Vitruvius believed that builders should always use precise ratios when constructing temples. “For without symmetry and proportion no temple can have a regular plan.” (more…)