Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | March 23rd, 2021
The woman in Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece was found to be only 86.6 per cent accurate to the Golden Ratio – the Greeks’ interpretation of physical perfection
The golden ratio (pictured) was a mathematical equation devised by the Greeks in an attempt to measure beauty. The premise behind this is that the closer the ratios of a face, body or room are to the number 1.62, the more beautiful it becomes
The golden ratio also appears in some patterns in nature, including the spiral arrangement of leaves and other plant parts
Pictured is a shell with the golden ratio. The golden ratio was a mathematical equation devised by the Greeks in an attempt to measure beauty
A modern day image of what we believe the Mona Lisa would have looked like in real life.