Section d'Or

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Group of French painters who worked in loose association between 1912 and 1914, when the First World War brought an end to their activities. The name, which was also the title of a short-lived magazine published by the group, was suggested by Jacques Villon in reference to the mathematical ratio known as the golden section, reflecting the interest of the artists involved in questions of proportion and pictorial discipline. Other members of the group (who held one exhibition, in 1912) included Delaunay, Duchamp, Duchamp-Villon, Gleizes, Gris, Léger, Metzinger, and Picabia. The common stylistic feature of their work was a debt to Cubism and several of them worked in the Orphist style.

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