Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Seepy Benton Knows all about This

Why some shapes are more pleasing to the eye than others - Science, News - The Independent: "The ancient Egyptian pyramids, the Parthenon of Athens, Mona Lisa’s face and the head of George Clooney all have one thing in common. Their attractiveness is said to be based on the “golden ratio”, which is supposed to be the most aesthetically pleasing shape to the human eye.

The golden ratio, also known as the divine proportion, produces a shape similar to a widescreen television or a cinema screen and describes a rectangle with a length roughly one and half times its width. The proportion is said to pervade art, architecture and nature."

1 comment:

The Great and Powerful Seepy Benton said...

As is well known to those to whom it is well known, I have two golden rectangle patios in my backyard, deftly constructed using Fibonacci numbers, and don't even get me started on the hallucinatory effects they have on the human mind!