Photojournalism's Accidental Renaissance
on 09 August 2014
History—or art history for that matter—repeats itself in a couple of news photos that ignited the Twittersphere for their unintended references to Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces. Architects and artists like Michelangelo used the Fibonacci sequence and the closely related Golden Ratio to create aesthetically pleasing proportions in their work and allude to the divine. The Guardian explores how a few photographs (one of the Ukrainian Parliament in a physical brawl and another of English midfielder Frank Lampard post goal) allude to centuries-old forms. The beauty here doesn't come from the painter's strenuous efforts but the cameraman's happenstance.