Yellow, Red, Blue (1925) by Wassily Kandinsky and the Golden Rectangle
Successive Golden Rectangles dividing a Golden
Rectangle into squares (Yellow, Red, Blue by Wassily Kandinsky).
golden ratio and Yellow, Red, Blue by Wassily Kandinsky.
(16 December 1866 - 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter, printmaker and art theorist. One of the most famous 20th-century artists, he is credited with painting the first modern abstract works.
Geometric abstract art is a form of abstract art based on the use of
geometric forms sometimes, though not always, placed in
non-illusionistic space and combined into non-objective
Yellow, Red, Blue
1925; Oil on canvas, 127x200cm; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris .
A golden rectangle
is a rectangle whose side lengths are in the golden ratio,
one-to-phi, that is, approximately 1:1.618. A distinctive
feature of this shape is that when a square section is
removed, the remainder is another golden rectangle, that is,
with the same proportions as the first. Square removal can
be repeated infinitely, which leads to an approximation of
the golden or Fibonacci spiral.