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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 202 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Patterns of Beauty in Nature and Art

THE GOLDEN RATIO AND THE FIBONACCI SEQUENCE

“If there is a God, he’s a great mathematician.” —Paul Dirac

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What do the Mona Lisa, the Parthenon, and a common pinecone have in common? They all conform to a specific mathematical ratio, called the “Golden Ratio,” that has fascinated the world’s great thinkers for millennia. It may surprise you, but there is an intimate and longstanding relationship between beauty, art, and math.

 

One of the easiest ways to define the Golden Ratio ...

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