For the second assignment in my Design Theory 2 module I was set the task of designing and writing a two page article for a fictitious magazine called 'Visual Analysis and Synthesis'. The article was to be an informative visual analysis of a piece of art of my choice. I chose to analyse the painting, Las Meninas, by Diego Velazquez. I looked at the underlying stucture of the painting, fitting 'the golden ratio' and 'golden rectangle' into the composition. I explored how the use of the 'golden ratio' produced an aesthetically pleasing scene.