28 Apr Golden Section
Countless Golden Ratios
In 500 B.C. Phidias, a Greek sculptor designed statues for the Parthenon based on Pi and PHI.
The golden section was popularized and used by Renaissance artists to achieve balance, proportion and beauty in their works as illustrated in Da Vinci’s masterpiece, “The Last Supper”. The human body, as studied by Leonardo DaVinci in the 1500’s, is filled with examples of PHI and named it “sectio aurea”, or Latin for Golden Section.
There truly is PHI in your face! A study of the face and how it relates to PHI will demonstrate facial proportion and illustrate how beauty is based entirely on the Golden ratio. The head forms a golden rectangle with the eyes at the midpoint. The mouth and nose are placed at golden sections between the eyes and bottom of the chin and there are endless proportional ratios in the face based on 1.618.
There are countless other golden ratios in the face and head (as illustrated below) that can be appreciated, but for our purpose, the eyes, are central point of focus in the face based on PHI