La Carmencita Artist: John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London) Date: ca. 1890 Culture: American Medium: Oil on canvas
Prevalent in the major works of Leonardo Da Vinci and underlying many of his design compositions, is the phi relationship (also known as the Golden Ratio or the Golden Mean), a ratio of approximately 1:1.618, found in nature and creation, and inherent in the Fibonacci sequence. The Golden Rectangle, the Golden Triangle, and the Golden Pyramid, all based on the Golden Ratio are all appear prominent in the work of Leonardo Da Vinci. He referred to the Golden Ratio as the "divine proportion".
Jacques Louis David (French, 1748–1825). Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836), 1788. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Everett Fahy, 1977 (1977.10).
Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919). Versailles, 1900-1905. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.202)