While the whole fashion world is currently commenting on upcoming spring-summer 2012 trends, I again get preoccupied with the same issue – people's constant need to artistically portray a human body and the way these images changed over centuries. Ever since the antics sculptors and painters searched for the ways to explain the secret of beauty by mathematics and numbers. The last photo reminds me a little bit of Da Vinci's Vitruvian man and makes me think about the rules of proportions men established, and the idea that shape and proportions of human body are nature's most perfect creation. Vitruvian measures perhaps can be taken for depiction of ideal human proportions. One of them says: the length of the outspread arms is equal to the height of a man. I wanted to know real examples of how much and how often we deviate from these ideal measures. I asked some of my friends for their measures and here are the numbers:
|Height (cm)||Length of the outspread arms (cm)|
Urska's measures were a little bit odd so we measured her three times, and the numbers are correct, so she’s gifted with long hands. For two days she keeps saying that she's the living proof that man evolved from monkey... Well Fonze, it looks like you're the only one, if nothing else, then by this one measurement, who is suited to be a Vitruvian man.
Nikolina: blouse Miss Selfridge, t-shirt H&M, vest TOPSHOP, pants Stradivarius, skirt and boots ZARA
Photos: Erik Simonič