Researchers Study Age of Highest Creativity for Artists

January 6th, 2014

Pablo PIcasso, Tête de Femme (1935), via Sotheby'sNew research is indicating that most artists make their best, most valuable work at the age of 42.  Studying the work of 200 of the most prominent artists around the world, researchers found that the average age at which they produced their highest valued work at auction was usually made at two thirds into their life.  The number fits startlingly well with Fibonacci’s “golden ratio” of 0.6180, which has long been seen to guarantee proper proportions in the arts.

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