Golden Ratio In The Parthenon

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THE GOLDEN RATIO By: Caren Wynn 10/16/14 History: The golden ratio is a part of mathematics and was formed by the Greeks. There are many names that are used for the golden ratio such as; golden section, golden mean, divine proportion. The division line into “extreme and mean ratio” is important in the geometry of regular pentagrams and pentagons. The golden ratio was explored by Luca Pacioli’s book De divina proportione of 1509. Some of the twentieth-century artists including Le Corbusier have made a big portion of their work in finding the approximate golden ratio. The form of the golden ratio or golden rectangle is the ratio of the longer side to the shorter is the golden ratio. Since the 20th century, the golden ratio is represented…show more content…
Take the picture to the left of the screen, it is from Greece. The Parthenon was built in the 5th century B.C. when the Athenian Empire used models as power in the empire. This particular building was dedicated to the Greek Goddess Athena. Here below is a better diagram that will provide clear representation of the golden ratio in the Parthenon. The golden Ratio in Pyramids are another example of this being used in architecture. The most famous of the pyramids would be the Great pyramids of Giza. These pyramids are said to have been constructed around 4,600 years ago. As well as the pictures above these pyramids were built around the golden ratio also. Art: Just as the golden section is found in the beauty of architecture it is also used to achieve beauty and the balance of designing art. In the picture below of a painting from Leonardo Da Vinci called “The Last Supper” were based on the Golden Ratio. This painting is based during the time frame of the Renaissance period. De Vinci used the golden section in a lot of the pictures that he painted. The painting above is painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, he also used the golden section in this painting. You can see that in each painting the ratio breaks up different aspects in the picture that you wouldn’t have seen without the squares. This also helps you see the…show more content…
They appear everywhere in nature even in things you wouldn’t realize until reading about it. The Fibonacci numbers are a part of growth of living things, including a single cell, a grain of wheat or in hives of bees. In plants the study is on the position of the leaves on a stem. The golden ratio in this example is to a circle. Engineering: In this example of the golden ratio, I am going to show you examples of sports cars using the golden ratio. The golden ratio is the relationship of length of and object to its width or height. In the newest addition to Aston Martin’s line of sports cars, it shows a great example of how they used the golden ration to promote this car with its beauty and style. What I have learned: I didn’t understand the golden ratio at first or even what it is used for. Once I got to reading and exploring new ideas and new reasons I found it very interesting of how it is used. For example I think that the building was my favorite. Knowing that temples and pyramids that was constructed years ago they used this simple rule and that we are still using it today and don’t even realize it. Another one that I thought was interesting was the sports cars. How people who are making these cars are using this ratio is make the outer beauty more acceptable and wanting the car
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