Comments on: Aspect Ratios in Art: What Is Better Than Being Golden? Being Plastic, Rooted, or Just Rational? Investigating Aspect Ratios of Old vs. Modern Paintings http://blog.wolfram.com/2015/11/18/aspect-ratios-in-art-what-is-better-than-being-golden-being-plastic-rooted-or-just-rational-investigating-aspect-ratios-of-old-vs-modern-paintings/ News, views, and ideas from the front lines at Wolfram Research. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:00:47 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Andrew http://blog.wolfram.com/2015/11/18/aspect-ratios-in-art-what-is-better-than-being-golden-being-plastic-rooted-or-just-rational-investigating-aspect-ratios-of-old-vs-modern-paintings/comment-page-1/#comment-124581 Andrew Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:44:16 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=28454#comment-124581 I agree DataArtisan. I believe this impressive body of work is wrongly directed to the canvas as opposed to the subject sadly. Most artists I know will start painting on anything they can get their hands on and create the image to fit. The ratios within the images are often much more profound than the size and shape of the canvas but it's good to see this angle of the aspect ratio of the paintings has been well covered here. I agree DataArtisan.
I believe this impressive body of work is wrongly directed to the canvas as opposed to the subject sadly.
Most artists I know will start painting on anything they can get their hands on and create the image to fit.
The ratios within the images are often much more profound than the size and shape of the canvas but it’s good to see this angle of the aspect ratio of the paintings has been well covered here.

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By: Gianluca Gorni http://blog.wolfram.com/2015/11/18/aspect-ratios-in-art-what-is-better-than-being-golden-being-plastic-rooted-or-just-rational-investigating-aspect-ratios-of-old-vs-modern-paintings/comment-page-1/#comment-120709 Gianluca Gorni Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:25:39 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=28454#comment-120709 Great article! I would like to make a reference to it in print. Unfortunately, it has a mammoth url: http://blog.wolfram.com/2015/11/18/aspect-ratios-in-art-what-is-better-than-being-golden-being-plastic-rooted-or-just-rational-investigating-aspect-ratios-of-old-vs-modern-paintings/ Could you please give it a shorter name? Great article! I would like to make a reference to it in print. Unfortunately, it has a mammoth url:

http://blog.wolfram.com/2015/11/18/aspect-ratios-in-art-what-is-better-than-being-golden-being-plastic-rooted-or-just-rational-investigating-aspect-ratios-of-old-vs-modern-paintings/

Could you please give it a shorter name?

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By: Steve E http://blog.wolfram.com/2015/11/18/aspect-ratios-in-art-what-is-better-than-being-golden-being-plastic-rooted-or-just-rational-investigating-aspect-ratios-of-old-vs-modern-paintings/comment-page-1/#comment-119530 Steve E Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:06:40 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=28454#comment-119530 Excellent work. I appreciate your effort posting links to the sources. I'll be browsing through museum websites for days now. Thank you for sharing this. Excellent work. I appreciate your effort posting links to the sources. I’ll be browsing through museum websites for days now. Thank you for sharing this.

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By: DataArtisan http://blog.wolfram.com/2015/11/18/aspect-ratios-in-art-what-is-better-than-being-golden-being-plastic-rooted-or-just-rational-investigating-aspect-ratios-of-old-vs-modern-paintings/comment-page-1/#comment-119509 DataArtisan Fri, 20 Nov 2015 02:02:12 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=28454#comment-119509 I wonder if the geometry of the subjects such as the fact that human shoulder width is about such ad such ratio with respect to the upper body height, would largely dominate the aspect ratio of the art work, such as that bust portraitures is likely made within a certain range of aspect ratio. Also, Easten Asian art works are often commissioned on rolls of papers, where the dimension perpendicular to the rotational axis comes "free". And there can often be endless epilog and on it, but it could be considered an appendage part but not really part of the main object to consider aspect ratio of. Another thought is that if the most frequently occuring aspect ratio is "optimized" for the natural angle of view (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angle_of_view) of human eyes. I wonder if the geometry of the subjects such as the fact that human shoulder width is about such ad such ratio with respect to the upper body height, would largely dominate the aspect ratio of the art work, such as that bust portraitures is likely made within a certain range of aspect ratio.

Also, Easten Asian art works are often commissioned on rolls of papers, where the dimension perpendicular to the rotational axis comes “free”. And there can often be endless epilog and on it, but it could be considered an appendage part but not really part of the main object to consider aspect ratio of.

Another thought is that if the most frequently occuring aspect ratio is “optimized” for the natural angle of view (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angle_of_view) of human eyes.

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By: Frederick Wu http://blog.wolfram.com/2015/11/18/aspect-ratios-in-art-what-is-better-than-being-golden-being-plastic-rooted-or-just-rational-investigating-aspect-ratios-of-old-vs-modern-paintings/comment-page-1/#comment-119508 Frederick Wu Fri, 20 Nov 2015 01:41:03 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=28454#comment-119508 Wow, so rich information, so impressive research. This article has completely changed my view on painting. Wow, so rich information, so impressive research.
This article has completely changed my view on painting.

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By: Anonymous http://blog.wolfram.com/2015/11/18/aspect-ratios-in-art-what-is-better-than-being-golden-being-plastic-rooted-or-just-rational-investigating-aspect-ratios-of-old-vs-modern-paintings/comment-page-1/#comment-119500 Anonymous Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:05:42 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=28454#comment-119500 Very nice read! thanks for sharing! Very nice read! thanks for sharing!

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