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The Golden Ratio by firestarter1988 The Golden Ratio by firestarter1988
Watercolor and pastel. Once again continuing with my unseen events series we come to a concept that every artist should be familiar with, The Golden Ratio. Used since the action Greek times the golden radio was a number discovered to exist in the proportions of anything beautiful. This measurement can be found in anything from a human face, to a flower to building and it has been observed that the closer any measurement is to the golden ratio the more beautiful it is. In my piece I illustrated this concept by displaying the Fibonacci Sequence (an extension of the Golden ratio) immuring from the yoke of a glowing golden egg. The egg represents birth, (this could be the birth of the universe, the birth of a child or the birth of a new era in time) and as the line of the spiral grows from the center of the egg we are given the impression of growing and unfolding life, with all things beautiful spreading them throughout the universe. Like Pi the Golden radio is an irrational constant, meaning the number goes on forever. So in other words beauty is a never-ending constant and will be found in any place and any time thought the universe.
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GamerMiki Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, excellent usage of value! I love the brush strokes as well. Beautiful!
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mazrium Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I love the golden number! The golden number should marry PI :)
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C4tt4nn4 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am currently taking art IB, and I'm investigating composition, more specifically the golden ratio. this is a great way of showing how the golden ratio used in composotion. can i use this for my art notebook?
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C4tt4nn4 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
obviously giving credit where it's due..
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RNinov Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
It's a very strong piece of work, one of my favourite on the website so far. I love the series and I think they are great. :)
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celeborn00 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Wow, wonderful art piece! Thanks for sharing it with us !
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IPlayTheFox Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful use of symbolism! I think you should have left this piece to speak for itself, instead of explaining everything in the description
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firestarter1988 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Thank you very much!
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d4riuss4v4ge Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconshuturmonkeymouthplz: I'm Speechless…I love the abstract feel and use of colour in this piece...Awesome Work!
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LadyChristina Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful, and the description adds so much to it :D
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Yasmin88 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   General Artist
Interesting interpretation of the golden theory :O
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   General Artist
very cool concept to work from, I haven't seen anything about it in a while.
very slick piece. good job.
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firestarter1988 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thank you!
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Brilliant!
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firestarter1988 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Thank you very much!
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Your welcome, Lillian. And great to see you!
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waughtercolors Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a lot of thinking! Your piece is very striking. I love how you got the egg to glow like that! It practically pops off the page.
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firestarter1988 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Thank you very much!
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waughtercolors Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome application of Golden Ratio theory :salute:
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firestarter1988 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Thank you very much, but just so you know the golden ratio is not a theory its a proven mathematical fact. I like your work to by the way.
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oops.. sorry I used the wrong word :ashamed:
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firestarter1988 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
thats alright.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think that I will ever understand what The Golden Ratio really means. But I really like this series of yours. It's so interesting and thought provoking
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firestarter1988 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Thank you very much!
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