Golden Ratio – Aesthetics

Aesthetic Exploration

The golden ratio is a ratio of 1 to 1.618, and seems to be demonstrated a lot in nature (flower pedals, seed heads, pine cones, shells, hurricanes, etc.) This ratio is mathematically represented by the Fibonacci series (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13) – each number being the sum of the two previous numbers. It also has been shown to be found in art and architecture. It seems that this ratio pleases the human eye, but the reason as to why it is so aesthetically pleasing to look at remains unknown.

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