Piet Mondrian, Broadway Boogie Woogie 1942-1943 and the Golden Rectangle
Successive Golden Rectangles dividing a Golden
Rectangle into squares (Broadway Boogie Woogie 1942-1943 by Piet Mondrian).
golden ratio and Piet Mondrian, Broadway Boogie Woogie 1942-1943.
Piet Mondrian (March 7, 1872
- February 1, 1944) was a Dutch painter, pioneer of
He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed Neo-Plasticism. This consisted of a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the use of the three primary
Broadway Boogie Woogie (1942-1943) Oil on canvas
50 x 50 in. (127 x 127 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. It was his final
painting, the checkerboard lines, are painted blue, gray, red and yellow. (The yellow was apparently inspired by New York’s Yellow cabs).
Post a comment.
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.