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35 Phenomenal Fractal Art Pictures

      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 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.

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      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.

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      Dot Dot Dot Created by Lynn ON VACATION (Gracie’s mom).

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      Ring of fire Created by Carl Jones.

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      Experiment 109 - Fractals Created by Lynn ON VACATION.

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      I sleep only to dream of you Created by longan drink.

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      Water Lilies These fractal flames were created by Roger Johnston and are an “extension of the iterated function system class of fractals”.

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      Dec 31 Apophysis 1 Julian Bilateral.

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      Quantum Fabric A pure fractal flame by Cory Ench.

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      Nabdrux An abstract piece of art by mailart-org.

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      Grape Jelly Nebula

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      Squidswirl2b1 A swirly beauty.

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      Silwenka’s Gloris

      Gloris

      Peter Sdobnov’s Treasure in 3D

      Treasure in 3D

      Keith Mackay’s Butterflies

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      Peter Sdobnov’s Cataclysm

      Cataclysm

      Bobrobon’s The Human Abstract

      The Human Abstract

      Eye of the storm The infinity strikes again.

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      xNight’s Chaotic Love

      Chaotic Love

      Cygx1’s The Awakening III - Rebirth

      The Awakening III Rebirth

      Micheal Faber’s Counter Spin III

      Counter Spin III

      LaPurr’s Subtle Masking

      Subtle Masking

      Subcarrier’s Tales from the Trip

      Tales from the Trip

      Chris Martin’s Gift Box Marble - Festive Spirit

      Gift Box Marble Festive Spirit

      Katryna Wade’s Phoenix Heart Be Reborn

      Phoenix Heart Be Reborn

      Chris Martin’s Strawberry Fields Forever

      Strawberry Fields Forever

      Dirk Monteny’s Cubik Olympic

      Cubik Olympic

      Grinagog’s Curling Conks

      Curling Conks

      Subcarrier’s Decay

      Decay

      Silverb’s The Icon of Hecate

      The Icon of Hecate

      Morgan Chase’s Cosmic Carnival

      Cosmic Carnival

      Zooreka UF 109 Project Purple Parasite

      UF-109 Project Purple Parasite

      AsaLegault’s Polka Dot Explosion

      Polka Dot Explosion

      Last Click

      Furnace

      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.

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