Does Your Face Fit The Golden Ratio?

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the perfect face =O
“Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.”

- Aristotle

There is no doubt that physical beauty is a highly-valued quality throughout the world. Whether we wish to believe it or not, appearance is the first layer of our character, and people pass judgments on us based on this superficial aspect of our bodies. In spite of our many proverbs – “Never judge a book by its cover,” “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” “Beauty is only skin deep” – we are constantly told through literature and popular culture media that the outer shell represents what is inside us.

The primary focus of beauty is the face. We look to the face to interpret people’s emotions, to extrapolate personality traits, or to determine their sincerity during discussions. In fact, whether we do it consciously or not, we often communicate complex ideas solely through our facial expressions. Physiognomy, the art of judging people’s character from facial features, also contributes to our obsession with appearance. In his article titled “The Naked Face,” Malcolm Gladwell writes about a face analyst who said that George Clooney’s upturned chin indicates stubbornness. Reese Witherspoon’s narrow pointy chin indicates that she is emotional. Lindsay Lohan’s high forehead is related to intelligence [LOL WHAT?!]. And Jamie Foxx’s protruding forehead implies creativity. Though people generally don’t investigate facial features with such specificity, many opt for surgical procedures to change their images. They don’t want to be perceived as submissive or obtuse in a job interview. They don’t want to appear tired and depressed at parties. They want to look like the person they want to be, which again raises the issue, “How much of us is represented in our faces?”

Dr. Stephen R. Marquardt, however, attempted to quantify beauty scientifically by developing the Golden Decagon Mask.

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http://www.beautyanalysis.com/images/RFMask_printable.jpg

This two-dimensional visual of the human face is based upon the Golden Ratio (also known as the Divine or phi ratio): 1:1.618. This special number is believed to symbolize perfect natural harmony and appears in Renaissance art, ancient Greek architecture, music, and nature. Using this proportion, Marquardt uniquely positioned forty-two Golden Decagon Matrices, which are the same shape as the Primary Golden Decagon Matrix but vary by multiples of phi, in the framework mask. The closer a face is to this template, the more aesthetically pleasing the face is. Now many plastic surgeons use this model when enhancing their patients’ facial features.

Ok so I tried the template on my face...and I definitely failed :crazy: Oh well who cares? :rolleyes:

[iMAGE EDITED]

Anyone else want to post theirs? (You'll have to know some photoshop to do this on the computer =( sorry guys

*edit* if you don't have photoshop, you can try various face ratio calculators online. Here's one I found: http://cuip.uchicago.edu/~dlnarain/golden/activity8.htm

Remember the golden ratio = 1.61803399

By the way, it's also known that Angelina Jolie's face fits the template perfectly.

Oh & I found Kim Tae Hee's golden ratio face:

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Interesting tutorial I found online: http://www.spongefish.com/creations/2730-G...-Female/steps/1

& the male's golden ratio face is on the right:

RF-Mask.jpg

source: http://web.mit.edu/cultureshock

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I think the model matches you face pretty well. the means you face is esthetically pleasing. ;)

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mmm i couldn't find the template O_o i feel pretty stupid. lol

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^ umm the template is the picture I provided in the post...

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that's a veryyyyyy veryyy structured face =_=

i already know mine doesnt fit,

IS THAT FACE SYMMETRICAL!?

denzel Washington has that face lol.

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op is trying to commercialize her pretty face.

I CAUGHT YOU!

haha jk. :)

(if you look at hollywood stars, most of their face is symmetrical)

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Kim Tae Hee can be perfect because she is plastic. If you look closely the eyebrows are off.

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Kim Tae Hee can be perfect because she is plastic. If you look closely the eyebrows are off.

sigh.. shes not plastic -__________-;;;;;;;;;;

and no my face dosnt fit the golden ratio.. I've tried this before T_T

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just because it doesn't fit EXACTLY doesn't mean your not pretty the closer you are "theorehtically" you're prettier but then u have to have the personality to go with it ;) Plus symmetry is also a key, the more symmetrical the face the more pleasing to the eyes.

OP: i think ur face fits it pretty well too ur's just a little off angle.

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heyhey the face in this mask looks alot like angelina jolie doesn't it?? big lips, laugh-lines and all... :o

edit** oops my bad you already said it xD

too bad my chin is too long to fit this golden ratio

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I hate these kind of things..I mean seriously if your pretty, your pretty. Face ratios and crap don't mean anything..IMO.

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My nose is too big and my lips are too low. -___-a

But my face shape fits the mask.

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the template looks kind of gross :\

ew. but i definately know my face doesn't fit.. ahha. my face is too big, fat and oddly shaped o__O

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are those... cheekbones sticking out of the temples?? eew

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well let me just say this....Angelina Jolie and Kim Tae Hee's faces fit this golden ratio. However I do not find them attractive at all. I guess most people consider them beautiful, but I think I've seen better.

Basically I believe this "golden ratio" can be used in a racial (racist) way. Just like how back then they measured skull/brain size to determine intelligence (eugenics I believe) which was really just a way to continue segregation in the US.

Some specific proportions in the bodies of many animals (including humans[58][59]) and parts of the shells of mollusks[4] and cephalopods are often claimed to be in the golden ratio. There is actually a large variation in the real measures of these elements in a specific individual and the proportion in question is often significantly different from the golden ratio.[58] The ratio of successive phalangeal bones of the digits and the metacarpal bone has been said to approximate the golden ratio.[59] The Nautilus shell, whose construction proceeds in a logarithmic spiral, is often cited, usually under the idea that any logarithmic spiral is related to the golden ratio, but sometimes with the claim that each new chamber is proportioned by the golden ratio relative to the previous one.[57]

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ah i remember this in physiology haha

theres one for like proportional bodies as well lol

i doubt i fit it

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This mask is...interesting and fits many people from many different time periods who were found attractive (Nefertiti etc) but some believe it's flawed and slanted towards a very anglo-looking beauty

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my cousin told me this once.

i'm not surprised it fit kim tae hee

she is beautifulllll

i want to do my face but idk how =(( someone help meee

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I find it creepy if everyone fits the "Golden Ratio".

We all got to shift a little, have some flaws to make us "human" and beautiful. :)

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i had the golden ratio as a math project in 6th grade

my group tried it on our faces

i failed the most out of all of them LOL

YOURE FACE FITS IT REALLY WELL IMO!!!!!

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