Georges Folmer

Folmer and the Golden Section

« Precisely the reading of the Golden Section in the works of FOLMER is a consequence of its expression of Cubism. It uses the plural perspective and stylized forms, but it introduces, in its early Cubist works, a geometric construction of straight and oblique divisions that form harmonic incidental or sediments from his academic training. »Laurence Imbernon

The Golden Section : Φ

Meton, an astronomer Athenian of the fifth century BC is the father of the name of the Golden: it concerns a period of nineteen years, after which the moon again its course with the sun, and we wrote this path with gold. This was the first treaty devoted to the Golden Section: Da Divina proportione published in Venice in 1509 by Lucas Pacioli and Leonardo da Vinci and illustrated by studying the geometric properties, aesthetic and even mystical Golden Section.

Most of the geometric properties of the Golden Section is contained in the elements of Euclidean geometry. This is the first example of a quadratic equation. In Book XIII, studying Euclid regular pentagons (included in the circle). The convex pentagon, especially the pentagram was considered a perfect figure, a symbol of beauty and harmony. The Golden Section ruled the regulating lines of the pyramid of Cheops, the Parthenon, the Cathedral of Milan, as well as numerous paintings of the Italian Renaissance, da Vinci and Raphael among others.

« (…) Folmer had been at the School of Fine Arts in Nancy and Geneva multidisciplinary training and more pronounced in the field of ancient architecture, this is certainly the starting point of its intuitive search, first and reasoned on the Golden (…) »Denis Guermonprez, mathematician. Extract of “Le Nombre d’Or : Φ et Folmer”

The Golden Section : Φ – First mathematical analysis of “Golden Flower” of Folmer
by Professor Carole Le Beller.
Talk with the Professor in Mathematics, Carole Le Beller, and seemingly in the document “gold-and-art-georges-Folmer” by Carole Le Beller. (View the analysis)

Prince Matila Ghyka (1881-1965) mathematician and philosopher, member of the Honorary Committee of the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in 1952: he worked with Dimitri Viener on the Golden Section “Pythagorean Rites and Rhythms in the development of Western civilization” 1931.Viener was a mathematician and painter, next workshop Folmer Street Dulac in Paris in 1932 and brought to Folmer confirmation of his compositions to the Golden Section and it shows all the rules mathematically shares harmonics. This work is enriched with Vienna Folmer studies of polyhedra. Both bind to a deep friendship. Folmer execute the portrait of Viener in the years 1935-1936.

1947 Acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in Paris became the Centre Pompidou in “Harmonic Symphony”1941-1942. Larousse Encyclopedia Repro.couleur Edit method Vol.II p.97 Chapter 1955 “Geometry”. Composition in reference to the Golden Section.