Golden Ratio of Timelessness

By Katie Trainer
This mural uses "Golden Mean" to show art from caves to modern times.
Behind 412 Penn on Cherry behind old Gehris Tile building
This mural uses the Golden Ratio, known in mathematics and philosophy, to illustrate how artistic expression has developed through the ages from cave walls to modern times. Some twentieth-century artists and architects, including Le Corbusier and DalĂ­, have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio believing this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing. The golden ratio also appears in patterns in nature, including the spiral arrangement of leaves and the shell of the Chambered Nautilus.

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