Unformatted text preview: the golden ratio of 1.618. Every era in art that I studied had its own incorporation of the golden ratio. Some eras in art focused on the height and width of the face being perfectly proportioned while others made the small details like the length from the chin to the tip of the nose perfectly proportioned. Overall, I was surprised to see that none of the famous artists that I studied used an exact golden ratio for the women’s faces or bodies. My hypothesis was based off of the desire for all Greek art to be perfectly proportioned. I assumed that the concept was likely to be adapted by other eras. However, although Greek art is known for its precise numbers and ratios; not even the Greek statue, Venus Demilo, represented the perfect golden ratio. Clearly beauty can be displayed in all forms of art without the use of the golden ratio....
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- Spring '10
- Math, renaissance, Golden ratio