Sacred Geometry -Artist reference information

I have been learning sacred geometry lately – I believe as artists it is important to develop all areas of artistry. Geometry, numbers, lines, negative, positive space plus dimension and form are our creative vices. This is not all of what art is because there exists an unpredictability in art by the addition of thought, creativity and emotion. I recommend reading several books  (The Secret Code by Priya Hemenway) on sacred geometry and doing some exercises to learn the methods and apply them to some of your artworks. As a mathematical equation it is  square root of 5 plus 1 divided by 2 = 1.618…
How to create a golden rectangle

 The most important aspect of  ‘the golden mean’ ‘divine proportion’ or sacred geometry is Proportion. Once you begin to train your mind to this concept you will also realize how much there is to learn and accept that you will always be the student and never the master. Here is a great youtube video that decribes the human form and proportion in relation to the divine code titled ‘ golden ration in the human body’ and I encourage you to spend some time, sketch and absorb the valuable information imparted here: 

Image originally found here:

and on this website blog -beautiful proportion:

I am documenting a shortened version here for my own reference —
From the illustration, we can see several occurrences of the golden ratio found in the human body

Sole to navel (1) : Sole to crown (Phi)
Sole to knee : Sole to navel
Navel to shoulder : Navel to crown
Knees to calf muscle : Knees to sole
Navel to mid-thigh : Navel to knees
Navel to sternum or mid-chest : Navel to base of throat
Throat base to temple or brow bone : Throat base to crown
End of calf muscle down to ankle : Calf muscle to sole
Mid-thigh to start of kneecap : Mid-thigh to end of kneecap
Navel to crotch : Navel to mid-thigh
Navel to sternum base : Navel to sternum or mid-chest
Throat base to earlobe : Throat base to top of ear or brow bone
Brow bone to hairline : Brow bone to crown
Nose to chin : Nose to base of throat

Golden proportions in the human body referenced from beautiful proportions blog:

Here is an excellent documentary on Barnstone studios – A great opinion on Art and the master apprentice system.

part one:
part 2:
part3:  “we live in a visually illiterate world”


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