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".

"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".

remake great art history/ modern take

Spring performance final drawing/photography lesson: remake - have students select a portrait and remake it. - I love love love when people dress up as Frida Kahlo

Leonardo da Vinci: Head of Christ, 1495. Study for The Last Supper.

Page: Head of Christ Artist: Leonardo da Vinci Completion Date: Place of Creation: Milan, Italy Style: High Renaissance Genre: religious painting Technique: pencil, wash Material: paper Gallery: Musee des Beaux Arts Strasbourg-(France)

Head of Christ - Leonardo da Vinci

Page: Head of Christ Artist: Leonardo da Vinci Completion Date: Place of Creation: Milan, Italy Style: High Renaissance Genre: religious painting Technique: pencil, wash Material: paper Gallery: Musee des Beaux Arts Strasbourg-(France)

Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Reading To Queen Elizabeth I By John James Chalon Wall Art, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Wall Peels

Surrealismo / Surrealism

Surreal Paintings Offer Dual Perspectives

Have a look at the surreal paintings of Romanian artist Mihai Criste who is fascinated by abstration, mystery and illusion. (via Olesya Zwintershtein)

Queen Mary Tudor.

Classic Bloody Mary

La Peregrina - the third largest pearl in the world discovered in the early by an African slave diver in the Pearl Islands in the Gulf of Panama is worn by MaryTudor (also known as 'Bloody Mary'). La Peregrina means 'The Wanderer' or 'Pilgrim'.

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Portrait of a child of the house of Redetti

Giovanni Battista Moroni Portrait of a Little Girl of the Redetti Family ca 1570 Accademia Carrara Bergamo

Dreyfus Madonna - by Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci attributed more to Lorenzo di Credi Madonna with the pomegranate (Dreyfus-Madonna) Washington National Gallery of Art

Banksy

80 oeuvres de l’artiste Banksy qui vous feront voir le monde d’une autre façon

Rain Girl: September by Banksy in New Orleans. Exactly three years after Hurricane Katrina, Banksy showed up in New Orleans. He left his mark around the city, providing stenciled commentary on the post-Katrina days.

Leonardo da Vinci's mirror writing

Writing backwards comes easily to many left handed people. I can write forwards with my right hand, and backwards with my left at the same time.

The Badges of the 6 Wives of King Henry VIII

6 wives of henry viii Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of…

Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor, Henry’s sister, detail from her marriage portrait to Charles Brandon, 1515 - she was considered to be one of the great beauties of Europe in her time and Henry VIII’s favourite sister.

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