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How much of Mondrian's artwork is based on math?  Is there proof he uses the golden mean?

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cerdeno | eNoter

Posted September 20, 2008 at 9:31 AM via web

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How much of Mondrian's artwork is based on math?  Is there proof he uses the golden mean?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 21, 2008 at 3:40 AM (Answer #1)

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Mondrian's art is definitely shaped by a strong appreciation for math, especially geometry and particular ratios. He expressed these his thoughts about the key role of ratios in shaping effective art in the magazine "De Stijl." Of course, you can also see the influence of geometry directly, in the design of many famous paintings.

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