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The Golden Ratio: The Rule of Thirds... (Multi-Photo)

(This is just satire on the Rule of Thirds — the simplified form of the Golden Ratio —  which is all the rage in photography realms; most everyone has used it, including myself; those of you who use it or who have written about it… please do not be offended.   142 more words


Compositional Devices: Phi, The Rule of Thirds, The Golden Ratio/Section/Rule.

This week’s photo challenge is really beginning to bug me. Not least because the rule wasn’t really explained correctly in the challenge post. The way that the Rule of Thirds has been explained as an artistic principle, traditionally, is that one has to imagine a grid of nine squares dividing an image, with each line representing a potential guide along or within which to place a subject or element of a composition. 698 more words


The Golden Ratio Part 3 - Constructing the Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio has been embedded in art throughout history. In antiquity it can be found in the great temple to Athena Parthenos (the Parthenon). In the Middle Ages it can be found in the design of grand cathedrals such as Notre Dame and in the Renaissance prominent artists used it most of their works. 233 more words


Seeds of Helianthus, Fibonacci numbers in Nature

Every spring morning, the flower of the Helianthus plant turns facing eastward towards the sun. Throughout the day it slowly moves west, tracking the sun until nighttime, earning this plant the name sunflower. 297 more words


The Golden Ratio

I love to learn. Or re-learn. Or remember things I’ve learned in the past. Last night I was watching “Brain Games” on NatGeo and they talked about how people find each other attractive. 371 more words


Stradivarius: Music of the Golden Ratio

For generations, violins created by the master luthier Stradivarius are known for their tone quality and their aesthetic form. Genuine Stradivarius violins were highly sought after, prized and treasured.  143 more words


Reflecting on Kant, the ideal of beauty

This is a huge subject and I can only summarise my understanding here and it’s by no means complete.

I. Kant, On Critique of Judgement Book 1, 1790… 484 more words