Golden Ratio : Divine Proportion

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The Golden Ratio | The Divine Proportion

Golden Ratio : Divine Proportion

The scientific evidence, suggests that our perception of physical beauty is hard-wired into our brains and is based on how closely the features of one’s face reflect phi(φ) in their proportions.

Reference to Golden Ratio in movie Super 30
In this still, from movie Super 30, actor Hrithik Roshan who played the role of mathematician Anand Kumar can be seen making reference to the Phi( φ ) of the face of his love interest played by actress Mrunal Thakur

Creating Shapes in Golden Ratio

Now after learning all about the Phi( φ ) and its application in art, architecture, and design, you might be wondering how to create the shapes that are in the golden ratio. In this section, we will cover the basics step by step. So let’s get started.

Step No. 1: Create a square of dimension 50px X 50px.
Step No. 2: Create another square adjacent to it of the same dimension i.e.; 50px X 50px.
Step No. 3: Create a square below these two of double dimension i.e.; 100px X 100px.
Step No. 4: Now Draw another square of 150px X 150px dimension on the left of these squares.
Step No. 5: Now on top of this draw another square of 250px X 250px dimension.
Step No. 6: Now on the right side of this draw another circle of 400px X 400px dimension.

You have now got a grid for the shapes in the golden ratio. You can now draw circles in each of these squares and use them in your logo constructions while making sure that you do not change the ratio of their proportions with each other.

You can as well create golden spiral by joining the diagonals of each of these squares with an arch.

Golden Ratio Spiral

If you made it this far in this post congratulation 🙂 You now have the understanding of this magical number in mathematics. If you liked this post consider giving a like by clicking the like button below and sharing this on your social media.

Further Reading

If you are further interested in learning how to use the principles of the golden ratio or the divine proportion in your work head over to following links one by one.
How to use Phi( φ ) in your design layout
How to use Phi( φ ) in your spacing
How to use Phi( φ ) in your content
How to use Phi( φ ) with your images

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