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The Divine Formula that Rules Fine Art

Golden Proportions in Art

The Golden Ratio (also known as golden mean, golden section (Latin: sectio aurea), extreme and mean ratio, medial section, divine proportion, divine section (Latin: sectio divina), golden proportion, golden cut, and golden number) is the formula that rules arts.

This ratio can be expressed as follows: The whole is to the larger in the same proportion as the larger is to the smaller. It was described mathematically by Euclid of Alexandria (325-265 BC), who divided a line into its "extreme and mean ratio": A straight line is said to have been cut in extreme and mean ratio when, as the whole line is to the greater segments, so is the greater to the lesser.

The value of the golden ratio, which is the limit of the ratio of consecutive Fibonacci numbers, has a value of approximately 1.61803.

Here are some examples of golden proportions in artworks by Vladimir London:

Golden Proportions in Art - Life Drawing Academy
Golden Proportions in Art - Life Drawing Academy
Golden Proportions in Art - Life Drawing Academy
Golden Proportions in Art - Life Drawing Academy
Golden Proportions in Art - Life Drawing Academy
Golden Proportions in Art - Life Drawing Academy
Golden Proportions in Art - Life Drawing Academy
Golden Proportions in Art - Life Drawing Academy

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