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The Golden Ratio.

IS THERE AN IDEAL RATIO FOR YOUR ARTWORK?

The Golden Ratio is the basis that most people use in determining what they perceive to be beautiful. This is often done on a subconscious level by the person viewing the object, but the creator, such as an artist or architect, purposefully designed the object to reflect the mathematical proportions of the Golden Ratio. The Golden ratio is 1 to 1.618. Leonardo da Vinci's illustrations of polyhedra in De divina proportione (On the Divine Proportion) and his views that some bodily proportions exhibit the golden ratio have led some scholars to speculate that he incorporated the golden ratio in his paintings. Salvador DalĂ­, influenced by the works of Matila Ghyka, explicitly used the golden ratio in his masterpiece, The Sacrament of the Last Supper. The dimensions of the canvas are a golden rectangle. If you order a canvas in the dimensions of a Golden Ratio, please send us an email afterwards at info@FrenchCanvas.com to let us know, and we will refund 10% back to your credit card or paypal account on the amount you spend on all Golden Ratio canvases.

SOME EXAMPLES OF THE GOLDEN RATIO

  • 10" x 16.18"
  • 16" x 25.89"
  • 20" x 32.36"
  • 28" x 45.30"
  • 34" x 54.01"