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The Mask of Divine Proportion

Categories: occlusion, Date: 2015.02.25 13:17:58

This number, universally recognized as ideal, is usually rounded to 1.62. It is also known as phi (Φ) in Geometry, Fibonacci numbers in India, feng shui in Asia, and divine proportion. This ratio 1:1.62 is nature's symmetry and occurs naturally in life. Da Vinci himself used it when he drew the perfect human male body in his famous work the Virtruvian Man. The premise behind this is that the closer a face or object is to the golden number 1.62, the more beautiful it becomes.

How to Determine Golden Beauty
With the math behind it, the symmetry of your face can be measured. The closer this number is to 1.62, the more beautiful it is judged to be subconsciously. The simplest measurement is the length of your face divided by the widest part of your face. There are countless ratios that can be derived, but the web site above will generate a computer calculation online of a few of these ratios, from your uploaded photo for free, and give you some feedback. You might also decide to use this site if you are trying to select the best image from a recent photo shoot to use as your new profile picture!

Do It Yourself Version using a few more calculations: a = Top-of-head (1) to chin (2) = cm
b = Top-of-head (1) to pupil (3) = cm
c = Pupil (3) to nosetip (4) = cm
d = Pupil (3) to lip (5) = cm
e = Width of nose (6 to 7) = cm
f = Outside distance between eyes (8 to 9) = cm
g = Width of head (10 to 11) = cm
h = Hairline (12) to pupil (3) = cm
i = Nosetip (4) to chin (2) = cm
j = Lips (5) to chin (2) = cm
k = Length of lips (13 to 14) = cm
l = Nosetip (4) to lips (5) = cm Now, find the ratios. 1.62 is golden. cm
b/d = cm
i/j = cm
i/c = cm
e/l = cm
f/h = cm
k/e = cm

Using the Golden Ratio in Dentistry

When the 2 front teeth form a rectangle with a Golden Ratio measurement (height to width of the center 2 teeth of 1.62) it is perceived as a perfect smile. Another ratio used is from the width of the first tooth to the second tooth and a third using the width of the smile to the third tooth from the center. Visit the site of Dr Eddy Levin for more on the Golden Section and Dentistry.

The Mask of Divine Proportion

Dr Stephen Marquartdt developed a facial mask as a measurement of classic beauty to help plastic surgeons align facial features for more symmetrical accuracy based on a series of rectangles, triangles and decagons.

From Queen Nefertiti in 1350 BC to Angelina Jolie today, you can see for yourself that they both share similar facial proportions conforming to this beauty mask. I guess that beauty may be timeless after all ... or maybe it explains the countless number of plastic surgery clones. You Decide.

Do It Yourself Version using a few more calculations:

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