Leonardo Da Vinci Research Paper

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7. When mathematics mingles with art

The Vitruvian man is Leonardo Da Vinci’s own reflection on human proportion and architecture. He manages to bring together ideas relating to art, architecture, human anatomy and symmetry in one distinct and commanding image.
“Leonardo’s famous drawings of the Vitruvian proportions of a man’s body first standing inscribed in a square and then with feet and arms outspread inscribed in a circle provides an excellent early example of the way in which his studies of proportion fuse artistic and scientific objectives. He points out that ‘If you open the legs so as to reduce the stature by one-fourteenth and open and raise your arms so that your middle fingers touch the line through the top of the head, know
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13. Conclusion

The golden ratio is ‘mysterious’ section in Mathematics. It is present everywhere, ranging from the outer physical body to our core whether it is heartbeat or DNA. This pattern repeats itself also in nature. Coincidence? The rational perspective tends to disagree with that.
During all that time, I have seen ‘beautiful’ people and features of nature without even realising that it was only possible because of mathematics.
Mathematics is all around us. It represents life; life in all form.
Perhaps in the future with even more advanced technology and theories pioneered by scientists, artists and mathematicians, the golden ratio could be used in various different fields. In the domain of plastic surgery for example, one could be able to calculate the perfect dimensions of his/her forehead, the perfect width of the nose, the ideal size of the lips and chin to be aesthetically ‘perfect’ and pleasing to the