GoGeometry Albrecht Durer: Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman - Golden Rectangles

  Successive Golden Rectangles dividing a Golden Rectangle into squares (logarithmic spiral known as the golden spiral)


Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman
Portrait of a Young Venetian Woman is a small bust length oil on elm panel painting by the German artist Albrecht Durer from 1505. It was executed, along with a number of other high society portraits, during his second visit to Italy.
Type: Oil on panel
Dimension: 35 cm × 26 cm
Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
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Albrecht Durer
Albrecht Durer (1471 – 1528) was a German painter, printmaker, mathematician, engraver, and theorist from Nuremberg. His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since.
Source: Wikipedia, Albrecht Durer.

Golden rectangle
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.
 

 

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