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


Rembrandt: Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar
It has been noted as a self-portrayal of subtle and somber qualities, a work in which may be seen "the stresses and strains of a life compounded of creative triumphs and personal and financial reverses".

Year: 1659 Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 84.4 cm × 66 cm (33.2 in × 26 in)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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: Self-Portrait (1659). Golden Rectangles

 

 

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