GoGeometry Rembrandt: The Descent from the Cross (1634), Golden Rectangles. HTML5 Animation for iPad

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


Rembrandt: The Descent from the Cross
Descent from the Cross is a 1634 painting by Rembrandt, now in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Rembrandt
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.. Source: Wikipedia: Rembrandt.

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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Rembrandt: The Descent from the Cross (1634). Golden Rectangles

 

 

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