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


Rembrandt: The Night Watch, 1642
The painting may be more properly titled by its long since forgotten name "The Company of captain Frans Banning Cocq and lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch preparing to march out." It is prominently displayed in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as the best known painting in its collection. The Night Watch is one of the most famous paintings in the world.

Year 1642
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 363 cm - 437 cm (142.9 in - 172.0 in)
Location Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Obama Speaks in Shadow of Rembrandt Masterpiece
March 24, 2014. Source NBC News.
President Barack Obama stood in front of Rembrandt's 17th-century masterpiece 'The Night Watch' as he spoke to the media following his arrival in the Netherlands on Monday.

Obama remarked that the painting, which is housed in the recently-renovated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, was the most impressive backdrop he had ever had for a statement to the press. Read more.

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.

 

 

Rembrandt: The Night Watch (1642). Golden Rectangles

 

 

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