I am currently taking a math class that deals with ancient architectures and painting. This video was really amazing to watch since the animation shows you how framing and proportions are used. I know that there are other proportions other than the golden mean but there is a part of the video that you get to see how the golden proportions are being used.
-Are these proportions intentionally being used in paintings and other pieces of art?
-How can you apply this into photography and film making?
-Is there anyway that you can subconsiously learn this so that the framing becomes second nature?
-My teacher said that Egyptian proportions are much more obvious rather than Renaisance painting since the proportions are well hidden and subtle.
-Why do other kinds of framing do not work? While proportions like the golden mean are “eye catching” in a sense.
I will be adding more into this article once I get a few example from my teacher. Kindly please look forward to these photos that have the golden proportions shown in them.
I had a reader ask what part of the video shows the golden proportions. I set the video directly to play on this link:
To add more into this. I kind of get that there is a swirling motion that eventually goes into the subject.
For me it means that you find the square, then the next square, then the next square…making that swirling motion.
-Is the brain attracted to these kind of proportions?
-Does the brain try to sort by making squares or trying to piece together a square frames. I kind of question this because when I look and focus on one thing the other part of my vision is blurred. Just a thought.
-I’ll try to find the article that my teacher is talking about how the golden mean is an attractive proportion.