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The Golden Ratio in Art

The Golden Ratio in Art, illustration showing how the Golden Ratio was used to establish the composition in a photograph

Struggling to find balance in the composition of your artworks? Luckily for you, nature and the old masters show us a handy rule of thumb that can help you create visually stunning work. Enter the golden ratio. A formula that has been used for centuries, yet still unknown to many artists.

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Great Compositions ~ Part 2

                                                              Part 2 ~ Using the Golden Mean in Compositions The post, “Composition, Part 1,” was about the importance of creating a strong composition using the Golden Mean and how to  place and draw the lines of the Mean on the canvas before beginning to sketch.  In “Composition, Part 2,” placing the primary and secondary focal points and directional lines using the Golden Mean is explored.  Artists who know about and use the lines of the Golden Mean to place focal points and create dynamic movement in their paintings are able to subtly excite the viewer’s interest and entice them…

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Stefan Baumann’s Newsletter, 2-14-2014

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Create Appealing Compositions ~ As Easy as Phi 1.638

Golden Mean, The Divine Proportion, Golden Ratio, PHI = 1.618 The ability to create appealing compositions is at the heart of painting original pieces of art.  Though there is very little written about the Golden Ratio, artists who can powerfully work with  the Golden Mean in their compositions are able to create pleasing original paintings.  The Golden Section or Ratio is found everywhere  ~ in the design and beauty of nature and human beings, and it is also found in paintings that are composed with an essence of proportion that allows viewers to feel a sense of harmony. The Divine Proportion was…

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