Also known as Phi, the Golden Ratio, The Golden Section and the Fibonacci Sequence
The following are some fascinating examples of the Divine Proportion in the world around us (also utilized by The Fashion Code):
The entire human body is based on the Divine Proportion- right down to the size and spacing of our teeth!
Even our DNA is based on the Divine Proportion.
Throughout history The Divine Proportion has been used in architecture, including such famous structures as the Parthenon, Notre Dame, and The Eiffel Tower – to name just a few.
Many commonly found items are based on The Divine Proportion, such as credit cards, postcards, and playing cards. The ancient pyramids are based on the Divine Proportion.
The swirl of a pine cone’s scales, a sunflower’s spiral growth pattern and the elegant arc of a nautilus shell are all based on The Divine Proportion.
The first mention of the Divine Proportion was from Euclid’s Elements, a geometry book that was written almost 2500 years ago.
It even works to create beautiful music! The famous composers, Mozart and Bartok, used The Divine Proportion in their compositions.
The United States Pentagon Building in Washington D.C. is based on the Divine Proportion, as is the geometric shape that it is named after.
The leaf and branching patterns of many trees, including the Oak, Poplar, Willow, Almond, Pear and Apricot are based on the Divine Proportion.
The Fibonacci Sequence (another word for the Divine Proportion) is named after Leonardo Fibonacci. He was born in 1175 and is the author of what is still considered one of the best books on arithmetic.
The renowned French architect, La Corbusier, wrote a famous book entitled “Le Modulor” to explain the important use of the Divine Proportion in architecture.
The human face is based on the Divine Proportion.
The spiral of a hurricane follows the dimensions of the Divine Proportion.
The shape of a ram’s horn is formed according to the Divine Proportion.
Leonardo da Vinci used the Divine Proportion in his great works of art, including the Mona Lisa, Virgin of the Rocks and The Last Supper.
In Dan Brown’s bestselling work, The Da Vinci Code, the first clue of the book was based on the Fibonacci Sequence (or the Divine Proportion). It was an anagram that spelled “Leonardo Da Vinci, Mona Lisa”.
The design of the most famous violin in history, the Stradivarius, is based on the Divine Proportion.
According to a study done by NASA, the average distance between all of the planets in our solar system is the Divine Proportion.