The figure of Vitruvius and his work resurfaced strongly during the Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) with his famous drawing, The Vitruvian Man, made around 1492 and preserved, with various anatomical annotations, in one of his diaries, managed to forever associate Vitruvian work – and by analogy Roman architecture – to an ideal model of proportions and techniques.
It will be from that moment on that the figure of this Latin engineer and architect, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, will take on a much greater relevance than he had enjoyed in his own time, the 1st century BC. In this lecture we will be able to know, then, the extention of the influence of Vitruvian precepts in the history of architecture and how their theoretical contribution has reached our days.
Lecture by Antoni Ramon, doctor in Architecture, professor at the ETSAB UPC.
Free entry with prior registration.
The conference will be broadcast live on the Youtube channel of the Museum.