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Section d'Or
(the French words that mean 'Golden Section')

Offshoot of Cubism based on a mathematical proportion that reflected the need for order. The movement began with an exhibition in Paris in 1912 and a publication named "Da Cubisme". The exhibition was held at the Galerie La Boetie in Paris and featured such artists as Archipenko, Gleizes, Gris, La Fresnaye, Laurencin, Leger, Marcoussis, Metzinger, Moreau, Marchand and Picabia. The name, "Section d'Or", came from a treatise called "Divine Proportion", that had been published in Venice in 1509 and was illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci.

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