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Golden Slope Golden Spiral Illustration High Resolution

What we would like you to take note of, besides the obvious loop this painting holds, is how exacting the "Golden Spiral." In geometry, a golden spiral is a logarithmic spiral whose growth factor is ɸ, the golden ratio (1:1.618). The golden ratio, also known as the "divine proportion" is, in the most layman terms, the ratio of proportion (or distribution) found in nature. It is also called the "beauty ratio." It is closely tied to the Greek concept of Phi and the Fibonacci Sequence. It is something that is found naturally throughout nature. In art is symmetry is pleasure and soothing to the eye.

Here we are illustrating it in two paintings, this painting The Golden Slope and for The Golden Month where Woodward appears to be making a direct reference to this principle.

What we did is create a Golden Spiral at the Same width as the image, place is over the image as a new layer in our editing software to see how it would line up and to the left is the result.

Notice how the spiral coincides with certain features of the painting as it makes its way to its end:
   How many "Y'" branches does it meet before
       they reach the leaves?
   Or how the line cuts through the middle of the
       break leaves showing sky?
   How about where it crosses over the rocks of
       foreground to meet the ground...
   and where it turns to rise up right at the clear-
       ing of leaves showing the dirt.
   How the line follows the brush covering the
       broken stone wall, rising...
   Up to meet the plain of the sloping hill to turn
       again to reach to right side of the trunk...
   Turning again where the roots meet truck, up
       along the edge of the errant sprouting branch
       and finishing right between two subtle makings
       on the trunk.
This feels quite intentional and so we believe Woodward is once again combining the literal with the figurative in his naming of paintings.

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