The staff at All About Cats measured the facial proportions of 46 of the best-known cat breeds. But why does it feel wrong?
Did Michelangelo Use the Golden Ratio to Paint the Sistine Chapel?
The Renaissance artist Michelangelo was fascinated by human anatomy.
Does the Golden Ratio Not Measure Up?
Le Corbusier designed glimmering high-rises while Salvador Dali painted implausible landscapes, yet they had one thing in common: both embraced the golden ratio as gospel and used it in their work.
A Post-Apocalyptic Art Conspiracy Theory
It’s December 21st and the world as we know it is still here. The Mayans probably stopped their calendar because they thought by now we’d have a better grasp of the cosmic forces that lie beyond the scope of human reason, but as much as we know, it’s not like we’re more advanced. Indeed, because we now depend on data to make sense of all that is nebulous, from trading stocks with bots to finding a soulmate before the first date, our deference given to algorithms is hardly different than a shamanistic belief in spirits, Nate Silver being our high priest.