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Golden Section Painting #6

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Golden Section Painting #6

Dorothea Rockburne

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
kraft paper and blue pencil on linen

28 15/16 in. x 39 in. ( 73.5 cm x 99 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
The “golden section” is when the ratio of the whole line (A) to the large segment (B) is the same as the ratio of the large segment (B) to the small segment (C); ie, A is to B as B is to C. Rockburne derives her rectangular golden sections from the square. The blue pencil lines follow the principles of dynamic symmetry.

Physical Description
folded kraft paper marked with blue pencil affixed to linen

Primary Object Classification
Mixed Media

Primary Object Type

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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collage (technique)
geometric abstraction
modern and contemporary art

4 Related Resources

Math + Art: A List of Possibilities
(Part of: Math + Art Enrichment Activities)
Math Activity: Golden Section
(Part of: Math + Art Enrichment Activities)
C2 - Fairchild - Metaphysics (brainstorm)
(Part of: Curriculum/Collection)

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