The Vitruvian Man is a drawing made by the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci in about 1490. It is accompanied by notes based on the work of the Roman architect Vitruvius.
The great Renasissance master, Leonardo, saught to create a geometrical ideal for the human body with his “Vitruvian Man,” originally known as Le proporzioni del corpo umano secondo Vitruvio.
Our modern understanding of this “ideal” might be best described geometrically as a balance between tension and integrity. Hence the term, tensegrity.