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Fractal art

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Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media. Fractal art developed from the mid-1980s onwards. It is a genre of computer art and digital art.

The mathematical beauty of fractals lies at the intersection of generative art and computer art. They combine to produce a type of abstract art.

Visual

Fractal art is rarely drawn or painted by hand. It is usually created indirectly with the assistance of fractal-generating software, iterating through three phases: setting parameters of appropriate fractal software; executing the possibly lengthy calculation; and evaluating the product. In some cases, other graphics programs are used to further modify the images produced. This is called post-processing. Non-fractal imagery may also be integrated into the artwork. The Julia set and Mandelbrot sets can be considered as icons of fractal art.

Software

Fractal art is typically created with a piece of software. This includes:

  • Apophysis
  • Visions of Chaos
  • Electric Sheep
  • Mandelbulb3D

Notable Artists

  • Fractually the Fractal God (instagram is @fractually)
  • Hamid Naderi Yeganeh
  • FractalDesire (DeviantArt)
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