In the realm of digital art, so many wonderful and playful genres exist that stimulate the imagination, but so few do it with the intricate style of fractal art. Fractal art is achieved through the mathematical calculations of fractal objects being visually displayed, with the use of self-similar transforms that are generated and manipulated with different assigned geometric properties to produce multiple variations of the shape in continually reducing patterns. Sounds extremely technical and not that artistic, true, but these equations create some of the most mesmerizing and inspiring artwork to emerge from the digital art arena.
In this edition of our Monday Inspiration series, we look at awe-inspiring examples of the dynamic digital art sensation that is fractal art with 50 Phenomenal Fractal Art Renders. Setting across the vast sea of cyberspace to find these works was such an amazing task as so many fantastic pieces surfaced. Here are scaled-down versions of some of the most breathtaking ones that were uncovered, though the full-sized versions (linked through the image) offer a much more spectacular view of these mathematical masterpieces.
35 Beautiful Fractal Art Pictures
A Colorful Circle
The play of colors is remarkable.
These fractal flames were created by Roger Johnston and are an “extension of the iterated function system class of fractals”.
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A pure fractal flame by Cory Ench.
An abstract piece of art by mailart-org.
A swirly beauty.
Treasure in 3D
The Human Abstract
Eye of the storm
The infinity strikes again.
The Awakening III – Rebirth
Counter Spin III
Tales from the Trip
Gift Box Marble – Festive Spirit
Phoenix Heart Be Reborn
Strawberry Fields Forever
The Icon of Hecate
UF 109 Project Purple Parasite
Polka Dot Explosion
The last click goes out to a spectacular example of artistic will and ingenuity as demonstrated by Ramiro Perez in a stunning work produced with the fractal program that he himself created. His desire to create such phenomenal work is alone inspiration enough, but throw in his incredible artwork, and he’s practically unstoppable.
The fractal program developed by Ramiro Perez, available free for download
A freeware fractal flame editor for Windows
- Freaky Fractals
A collection of fractals in high resolution.
- Fractal World Gallery
188 beautiful fractal art pictures, created by Cory Ench.
- Fractal Art: Complex and Beautiful Color Inspiration
A showcase of 20 Beautiful Fractal Artworks
- Flame Fractals That Take Your Breath Away
Witness the beauty and elegance of mathematics with 50 breathtaking fractals.
- Fractal Food
“This is so visually stunning an object that on first encounter it’s hard to imagine you’re looking at a garden vegetable rather than an alien artefact created with molecular nanotechnology.”
- Apophysis Resources
- Flickr Fractal Group
- Fractal Tutorials
- Fractal Art
Created and collected by Lynn ON VACATION (Gracie’s mom).