I've been reading this thread with interest, new stuff for me. But
I have a question, of sorts. If everyone followed that proportion
rule would not too much of art have a similar look? Wouldn't it
To a point, yes. And no. As has been mentioned, there are only 12
notes in (most) music, yet there are billions of songs. The fact that
there are only 12 notes certainly hasn’t stifled musical creativity
over the generations.
But the original question was just a person wanting to know what it
was called, and nobody here is saying that we all must adhere to the
Golden Ratio. There is nothing anywhere that says anybody has to
follow the rule, and that’s where art usually walks in.
There are numerous examples of fine jewelry that does not adhere
to the 1:1.6 ratio. Take the ubiquitous bar pin. Probably many bar
pins have a ratio in the area of 1:10. IMHO, the purpose of a
pendant is to frame or define the neckline, enhancing the face.
But maybe I have a very different opinion on jewelry, I see it as
something that should 'work' with the wearer, not be something that
sits on display.
I totally agree. Just as in the “Jeweler Chic” thread, appearance is
something that has to work with the wearer. It’s the same with
jewelry. Although there are many who subscribe to this forum who are
aware of the Golden Ratio, I’ll bet my bottom dollar that not one of
them would say that everyone must stick to it in order to make a
pleasing or functional design. Indeed, a functional design may
require a different ratio.
Hope I haven’t stepped on any toes here.
Hmmm, wait while I check…ummm…nope, I’ve still got all 10 of
James S. Duncan, G.G.
James in SoFL