# GOLDEN RATIO

### WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN

## Golden Ratio in life

The golden ratio is all around us, in nature, in movies, even on our favorite book covers. The golden ratio is a ratio that the ancients came up with to explain/show what humans find attracting. It shows where the most important item in a picture should go. The golden Ratio is essentially a spiral and where the spiral ends is where the most important thing should go.

## Golden Ratio in nature The golden ratio is literally all around us. Take a look at nature. A really good look. If you look hard enough you'll see that even nature uses the golden ratio. God created everything to be pleasing, so it makes sense that what He made uses the golden ratio which is pleasing to the eye. Look at the roses in your gardens, the petals form and pattern are using the golden ratio. This occurs through out all of nature. | ## Golden ratio in priceless paintings Even artists from ages ago use the golden ratio. Look at the Mona Lisa; Leonardo DaVinci used the golden ratio in his famous painting the Mona Lisa. Look at the spiral shape in this picture. The focus of the painting is where the spiral ends i.e her face. That's one of the reasons that the painting works so well. It takes the golden ratio into account. | ## How to use the golden ratio The golden ratio sound intimidating but its actually pretty easy to use. the ratio is 1.6....... So basically you take a screen/image/ etc and cut it so that one of the halves has the length of 1.6; then keep going. Eventually you will end up with a image like this one. Then you draw a spiral in it like you saw in the other two images. Try to place all the objects in the image in the spiral. The end of the spiral is the point in the picture that will appear most attractive. |

## Golden Ratio in nature

The golden ratio is literally all around us. Take a look at nature. A really good look. If you look hard enough you'll see that even nature uses the golden ratio. God created everything to be pleasing, so it makes sense that what He made uses the golden ratio which is pleasing to the eye. Look at the roses in your gardens, the petals form and pattern are using the golden ratio. This occurs through out all of nature.

## Golden ratio in priceless paintings

Even artists from ages ago use the golden ratio. Look at the Mona Lisa; Leonardo DaVinci used the golden ratio in his famous painting the Mona Lisa. Look at the spiral shape in this picture. The focus of the painting is where the spiral ends i.e her face. That's one of the reasons that the painting works so well. It takes the golden ratio into account.

## How to use the golden ratio

The golden ratio sound intimidating but its actually pretty easy to use. the ratio is 1.6....... So basically you take a screen/image/ etc and cut it so that one of the halves has the length of 1.6; then keep going. Eventually you will end up with a image like this one. Then you draw a spiral in it like you saw in the other two images. Try to place all the objects in the image in the spiral. The end of the spiral is the point in the picture that will appear most attractive.

## The history of the golden ratio

The golden ratio is said to be discovered by Fibonacci; however that isn't completely true. It was actually discovered by the ancient Greeks, ancient Romans, and the Mayans. Fibonacci was just the first person to find the golden ratio in nature and to connect the dotes to find its true meaning. The Golden Ratio is in a lot of things and we don't even know it. It's in the human anatomy, (our faces, fingers, organs, etc) flowers, animals, trees, bugs, computer screens, twitter, apps, and thousands of other things.

There has been a lot of debate behind why the golden ratio works. There are a lot of theories trying to explain it. One of the newer theories that has gained a lot of acceptance by artists and scientists is a theory made by Adrian Bejan, a professor in Duke University. He says that the human eye can process things with the golden ratio faster than anything else; so naturally, this causes the eyes to look for the golden ratio because of its easiness to process. Now this is only one theory and there are hundreds out there. At the end of the day, the one thing we actually do know about the golden ratio is that it works and it's all around us.