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  • Coming soon-New exhibition

    19 Oct. 2017

    The Golden Ratio or Divine Proportion

     

    From October 19. 2017 to March 11. 2018

     

    What do the following have in common: a pine cone, a sunflower, a soccer ball, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Parthenon in Athens, the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, the Pentagon in Washington and cathedrals of the Middle Ages?  The golden ratio (1.618…)! Also called the golden section or divine proportion, it is present in the human body and in nature and, according to some, symbolises beauty and harmony.
    Plato, da Vinci, Fibonacci and Le Corbusier were also inspired by the golden ratio. But of all the theories that can be found in literature and on the internet, which are mathematically correct, what are the most far-fetched?
    In collaboration with the House of Mathematics of Quaregnon, the Abbaye de Stavelot presents the golden ratio through a unique exhibition in Belgium! Discover it step by step, with the help of films, objects and games!