The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Spiral in Art
4 Jul 2009
Something I have been curious about: The relationship of my photography and the Golden Ratio or Fibonacci Spiral. I have never studied about this and just decided to overlay the Spiral on some of my images...surprising the result! Click to See the Overlays: http://blog.nekophoto.com/?p=623
Here is the overlay for you to download and layer over your images and see how your work applies in this interesting concept: http://blog.nekophoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/FibonacciCurve1.psd
Salvador Dali explicitly used the golden ratio in his masterpiece, The Sacrament of the Last Supper. The dimensions of the canvas are a golden rectangle. A huge dodecahedron, with edges in golden ratio to one another, is suspended above and behind Jesus and dominates the composition.
Mondrian used the golden section extensively in his geometrical paintings.
The modern history of the golden ratio starts with Luca Pacioli's Divina Proportione of 1509, which captured the imagination of artists, architects, scientists, and mystics with the properties, mathematical and otherwise, of the golden ratio. Beginning in the Renaissance, a body of literature on the aesthetics of the golden ratio has developed. As a result, architects, artists, book designers, and others have been encouraged to use the golden ratio in the dimensional relationships of their works.
The mathematics of the golden ratio and of the Fibonacci sequence are intimately interconnected. The Fibonacci sequence is: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, ...