Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Golden Ratio - What is it?

To answer the question flat out, it's roughly 1.61803398875. But what does it mean, where does it come from, and most importantly, what does it do?

Well, the answer to these questions is something that everybody knows, just not consciously. The golden ratio can be found all throughout nature and art. Achieving the golden ratio can be as simple as a+b being to a as a is to b.
Does this rectangle look familiar? It's a perfect shape to draw or film things on.

The golden ratio can famously be found in plants, notably in their spirals which tend to result in Fibonacci numbers. (Golden ratio and Fiboncci are like, best buds) 
This relationship would be a blog post in itself, but we got other stuff to go over. I encourage you all to head over to to learn more!

The golden ratio pops up in art all the time. The more beautiful we tend to find things, the closer they are to the golden ratio. Take a look!
Remember, it's as simple as a+b is to a as a is to b

The golden ratio is found in things as simple as a pentagram,

To things as complex as the human body.

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