Golden Rectangle Art Compositions

I follow Fibonacci’s paradigm when creating golden rectangle art compositions.

The Golden Section is widely used among artists to elaborate or crop their work.

golden-section prints
each square relative to a number

The Fibonacci Numbers and Spiral are popularly related to the classic proportion.

The sequence is a series of integers:

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21…

each new count being the sum of its 2 predecesors.

They  traditional in our conservative visual expressions like fine arts, photography, cinema, etc..


Overlapping of the mirrored, or rotated image can be used for guidelines for picture composition as in:

golden section on prints
golden section on prints

Many classical and non academic artists have used and over used that technique to achieve a more balanced image.


Some cameras and art/edition software have, at least one type of tool to help find a better distribution of the main lines and masses in the picture.


The resource is not a canon rule, but it usually helps for better results than if it were not used.

I, myself used it along with multiples like x 2, x 1.5, etc.


The Fibonacci – Golden Section paradigm is, along with the Rule of Thirds (more on the on another article) the most widely used resource for planning an artwork.

If you go to a museum, chase for it and then come back here and tell me about, ok?



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2 thoughts on “Golden Rectangle Art Compositions

  • March 4, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Hey this is a really cool post. I have actually heard of the Fibonacci spiral and sequence before. I was always confused at what exactly it was, you did a great job clarifying what it is. It’s cool cameras can use it also.

    There’s actually a song by the band Tool that uses the Fibonacci sequence called Lateralus. I forget exactly how they do it but its pretty cool .You should check it out.

    • March 4, 2016 at 4:35 am

      Hello, there!

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind reply. Try the Rule of Thirds on cameras if yours doesn’t have the other. Most cameras have either or both. I’ll look into the song.

      And, hey! Observe the World, will ya? You can find the Golden Section everywhere.



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