Academic Painting

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Academic Painting
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The Academic Painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Real-world counterpart
Vitruvian Man
Year Unknown
Artist Leonardo da Vinci
Main appearances
Name in other languages
 アカデミックなめいが
 学术性的名画
 學術性的名畫
 아카데믹한 명화
 Toile académique
 Toile académique
 Cuadro anatómico
 Cuadro anatómico
 Quadro accademico
 Академическая картина
 Wissenschaftsgemälde
 Academisch schilderij

The Academic Painting is a painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. It is based on Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man; it is one of three da Vinci pieces to appear in the Animal Crossing series, alongside the Famous Painting and the Serene Painting.

Art details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Academic Painting
Vitruvian Man
Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1487
Pen and ink on paper


Fake Academic Painting
Academic Painting

Description This drawing is based on the "ideal" human-body ratio, as stated in "De architectura." "De architectura" was a treatise by Vitruvius, an architect from the early 1st century BCE.
Buy Price  4980 Bells
Sell Price  1245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity In the forgery, there is a coffee stain in the top right corner. The forgery also has a key taped to the back of the canvas. If there is no stain and key, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

Vitruvian Man

Made by the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci in about 1490, Vitruvian Man is accompanied by notes based on the work of the Roman architect Vitruvius. The drawing, which is in ink on paper, depicts a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. Despite being referred to as a painting in the game, it is not actually a painting.