Tag Archives: Proportion

Eames golden mean oops

A brief squib in the Providence Journal a couple of days ago about a mistake in the Mathematica exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science had me wondering. The error was discovered by a 15-year-old, Joseph Rosenfeld. It appears that … Continue reading

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Disproportion by definition

Above is my promised second reclining nude by Ingres, “The Sleeping Odalisque,” to be delivered after responses to my post “Naked proportion.” My promise to post another reclining nude by Ingres was slowed down by an apparent insufficiency of response. … Continue reading

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Naked proportion

Here is Roger Scruton’s passage regarding the human body and its proportions, from Chapter 3 of The Classical Vernacular: Imagine a beautifully formed body – as depicted by Ingres, for example. Here we see a certain kind of perfection, in … Continue reading

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Scruton on proportion

As an advocate of classicism I’ve always been sort of absent without official leave from discussions of proportion. Perhaps that is because it involves mathematics, which I have tried to keep at arm’s length throughout my life. Thank God for … Continue reading

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