Friday Links: the golden ratio debunked, Spiral Jetty dried up, and more
Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- The golden ratio has a tremendous reputation. The Parthenon, the Pyramids at Giza, the paintings of Michelangelo, the Mona Lisa, even the Apple logo are all said to incorporate it. Or do they?
- The Great Salt Lake in Utah, home to Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, is facing the most severe drought in its history. However, the organizations that look after the work think the artist “would have loved to see the environmental changes that occur around his artwork.”
- You might notice them on the periphery, but mostly you ignore them to look at what they’re framing. Now the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles puts them front and center: the golden picture frames from the reigns of Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI.