Fractal art is a relatively new art form, having only been around since the early 1990s.
The art is created mathematically, through algorithms calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images.
The availability of software to make the calculations has made fractal art more and more popular.
There are links to software and resources for creating fractal art after the showcase.
Manipulated fractals are also gaining in popularity. This is a showcase of mainly raw fractals, but a couple have been manipulated:
First Snow by magnusti78
Constructed Phoenix by nightmares06
Fairytale by svet-svet
For Nataly by svet-svet
Walljewel by coby01
Tsunami by Kabuchan
Sunflower morning by Fiery-Fire
Ice Caverns by dlr4553
Eclipsed by Mookiezoolook
Broken Prism by Platinus
Night Blooms 3 by JohnBoy756
Vastness of Mind
Utopia by Snow-Valkyrie
Solace by heavenriver
Windows into other dimensions by eReSaW
Fractal flower by Daniel Chapelle
Summer’s fractal by Allegra Ricci
No Matter What or Who You’ve Been by Exper Giovanni Rubaltelli
Celestial by Ivanina Popova
Fractal Art Resources:
Apophysis Apophysis is a windows application made in delphi for creating, editing and rendering fractal flames. Fractal flame is an extension on the IFS fractal.
Ultra Fractal Ultra Fractal is the best way to make fractal art. It is very easy to use and yet more capable than any other fractal program.
Double Fractal Double Fractal is a program that creates fast and easily high complex images. No specific knowledge is needed to use this program, it is a program that can be run just for fun!
33 Outstanding Apophysis Tutorials from 1stwebdesigner
Do you think fractal art has a future? Do you think it is no more than a glorified ‘Spirograph’ and a passing fad? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.