Paris Review, 1984 by Sol LeWitt and the Golden Rectangle
Successive Golden Rectangles dividing a Golden
Rectangle into squares (Paris Review, 1984 by Sol LeWitt).
Sol LeWitt (1928 - 2007) was an American artist linked to various movements, including Conceptual art and Minimalism. LeWitt
, whose art is rooted in basic geometry, rose to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and "structures" but
was prolific in a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, and
Paris Review, 1984.
This serigraph was published for the 30th Anniversary Of The Paris Review Poetry Group.
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.