"Study the science of art and the art of science"
-Leonardo da Vinci
|Vitruvian Man-Leonardo da Vinci|
showing the golden ratio in human dimensions
The golden rectangle, a proportion
believed to be aesthetically pleasing
The rectangles making up our sunroom...not so aesthetically pleasing. It has always bothered me (um, driven my artist mind nuts) that the panes in our french doors don't line up with the surrounding windowpanes. Wrong proportion
Back when the pansies were still in the ground, we ordered new doors...which had to be milled from scratch to match our existing windows. Nothing ever easy when you love an old house
The pansies are now gone and replaced with impatiens...and we finally have our new doors
"Without symmetry and proportion there can be no principles in the design of any temple"
-Vitruvius, The Ten Books of Architecture
It's no "temple", but with good proportion we have found a new harmony