As you already know, Stéphanie Savard is partner with Marie-Orphée Duval in the e-magazine ID Interdisciplinaire Design, an online magazine on design. In her last article, Stéphanie makes us discover what is the divine proportion or the golden rectangle.
Here is an overview:
Many wonder what is the golden number also called divine proportion or golden rectangle. This rule is a proportion derived from a mathematical calculation that has been adapted over time to different theories and applications according to the disciplines.
Originally, the number of gold is a ratio that is declined and transposed by geometric shapes such as the rectangle, the pentagon and the triangle. These shapes are found all around us in nature. The golden number is a proportion on which various artists rely for the creation of their works whether in the form of art, painting, photography, music and architecture, disciplines in which we find botany, arithmetic and geometry.