The Annunciation, c.1500
Oil on panel, transferred to canvas
43-3/4 x 39-1/2 in. (111.1 x 100.3 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation
© 2014 Norton Simon Art Foundation
Sacred Geometry: The Search for Perfection
Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Type: Afternoon Salon
Learn about the geometric principles that have been used by artists throughout the world to create sacred and secular art. Artists who created Buddhist imagery relied on manuals that specified the proper proportions ensuring that an image of the Buddha was equal in size to the Buddha himself. Similarly, artists working during the Renaissance utilized mathematical ratios, dating to antiquity, to inform their compositions.
Meets in Entrance Gallery | The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants. | Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.