Math & Art: The Golden Mean
Posters and Tshirts

A series of images capturing the Golden Mean and the Golden Rectangle, from ancient times to the modern day, available as Posters, math Tshirts, and Sweatshirts, for those interested in math, art, and the relationship between mathmatics and art. 


The ratio generally expressed as 1 : 1.618 (an approximation) has come to be described as the Golden Ratio, or the Golden Mean. Expressive of a harmony of proportion which is most pleasing to the human eye and mind, it has captivated not only mathematicians and philosophers, but artists, since at least the time of Pythagoras and the ancient Greeks, and is echoed it the famous sequence of numbers known as the Fibonacci series. The Golden Mean appears in works of art from ancient times to the modern day. 


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The Parthenon, the ancient Greek temple considered by many to be constructed using ideal proportions and expressive of an almost perfect and harmonious beauty, fits nicely within the ratio described as a Golden Rectangle. 



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Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, based on a model of ideal proportions established by the ancient Roman architect Vitruvius, reveals within it repeated iterations of the Golden Ratio. 



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In this unfinished Da Vinci study for “St. Jerome”, the proportions expressed by the Golden Mean are a formative element in the painting. 



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In Leonardo Da Vinci's drawing studies, the human face itself was shown to be expressive of the golden ratio of the Golden Mean. 


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The ratio expressed by the Golden Mean is a recurring theme in this work by the impressionist ‘pointilist’ painter Seurat, “The Circus Sideshow”. 


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