Thus we have our square within a square. This, as you can see, is essentially the 'design' standard I used for the paintings shown below.

Fig 9 The 'Golden Rectangle' can be further divided into smaller 'golden rectangles' and arcs of circles added to make a 'Golden Spiral' similar to those you see in pine cones etc.

For the unfinished painting on the right a few more strategic secondary accents were aligned with these secondary golden rectangles.

STUDENT ACTIVITY:Draw your own 'golden spiral' beginning with a unit (a-d = 6" or 250mm) and find out the proportions for a 'golden triangle'. Allow 40min.

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