Leonardo da Vinci, geometry, microcosmic man
Human nature is that nature which...elevated above all the works of God...enfolds intellectual and sensible nature...so that the ancients were right in calling it a microcosm, or a small world. Hence, human nature is that nature which, if it were elevated unto a union with Maximality, would be the fullness of all the perfections of each and every thing.
–Nicholas of Cusa
"Leonardo's Virtuvian Man: A Renaissance Microcosm,"
Quidditas: Vol. 16
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rmmra/vol16/iss1/7