The grave of ballerina Marie Tagioni at the Montmartre cemetery in Paris, where young dancers still leave their dancing shoes and flowers. Marie Taglioni pioneered the en pointe style of dance which characterises ballet today.
Animals, both real and fantastic, occupied an important place in medieval art and thought. Learn more and view a slideshow of works from The Cloisters in this Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History essay. | Wall Painting of a Camel, first half 12th century (perhaps 1129–34). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1961 (61.219) #Cloisters
Frozen stiff and still, you dream of happier times and warmer climes. Body in Siberia and mind in Aruba, your internal clock ticks off the days ‘til the spring thaw when your toes will again go with the flow. Here comes the sun. (photo: Miika Järvinen)
Prevalent in the major works of Leonardo Da Vinci and underlying many of his design compositions, is the phi relationship (also known as the Golden Ratio or the Golden Mean), a ratio of approximately 1:1.618, found in nature and creation, and inherent in the Fibonacci sequence. The Golden Rectangle, the Golden Triangle, and the Golden Pyramid, all based on the Golden Ratio are all appear prominent in the work of Leonardo Da Vinci. He referred to the Golden Ratio as the "divine proportion".