GoGeometry Albrecht Durer: Self-Portrait at Twenty-Eight Years Old - Golden Rectangles

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


Self-Portrait at Twenty-Eight Years Old by Albrecht Durer
Self-Portrait (or Self-Portrait at Twenty-Eight Years Old Wearing a Coat with Fur Collar[1] is a painting on wood panel by the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. Painted early in 1500, just before his 29th birthday, it is the last of his three painted self-portraits. Location: Alte Pinakothek, Munich.
Source: Wikipedia: Self Portrait (Durer).

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.
 

 

Self-Portrait at Twenty-Eight Years Old by Albrecht Durer. Golden Rectangles

 

 

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