Sunday, October 28, 2007

Review of art and architecture using the golden ratio

Any number of artists and architects have used the golden rectangle to guide the proportions of their works. What if you skewed these works so that their proportions conformed not to the golden ratio, but one of the other ratios that have similar properties? For example, take a painting by Mondrian or a building by Le Corbusier. Rescale the long dimension so that it conforms to one of the other ratios that exhibit features similar to the golden ratio.
Original in the proportions of a golden rectangleRescaled to the proportions of a "green rectangle"

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