Friday, May 11, 2012

Leonardo´s women and Divine Proportion

Look this very modern Gioconda, what´s your opinion about? I think that´s better, you can appreciate the regular proportion of her features and the beauty of her profile with short  hair.


"Florence Colgate has been dubbed "Britain's Most Beautiful Face," and there's science backing the claim up.
The winner of a Britain-wide beauty contest sponsored by Lorraine Cosmetics, Colgate has mathematically perfect looks,according to statistics reported by the Daily Mail. Not only is the 18-year-old's visage perfectly symmetrical, but she has the "optimum ratio" between her mouth, eyes, chin, and forehead.
For example, scientists say that in a perfectly proportioned face, the distance between the eyes would be 46 percent of the whole width of the face. Colgate has a ratio of 44 percent, Kent Online reports."
"Carmen Lefèvre, from the University of St Andrews perception laboratory in the School of Psychology, said beauty is strongly linked to symmetry. 'Florence has all the classic signs of beauty,' she added. 'She has large eyes, high cheekbones, full lips and a fair complexion. Symmetry appears to be a very important cue to attractiveness.
'Although we don't realise it in everyday interactions, in most people's faces the right and left half are actually quite different.'
Symmetry alone was not a substitute for beauty, she conceded. On the face of it, however, it seems to work perfectly for Florence."

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About Rhythmic compositions using modular units

Thanks to my colleague Lucía Alvarez,you have a very interesting web application in order to create rhythmic compositions (In her blog "Las Tic en Plástica")

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