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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 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 Link

A Colorful Circle1
The play of colors is remarkable.

Fractal Screenshot2

Dot Dot Dot3
Created by Lynn ON VACATION (Gracie’s mom)4.

Fractal Screenshot5

Ring of fire6
Created by Carl Jones7.

Fractal Screenshot8

Experiment 109 – Fractals9
Created by Lynn ON VACATION10.

Fractal Screenshot11

I sleep only to dream of you12
Created by longan drink13.

Fractal Screenshot14

Water Lilies15
These fractal flames were created by Roger Johnston and are an “extension of the iterated function system class of fractals”.

Fractal Screenshot16

Dec 31 Apophysis 117
Julian Bilateral.

Fractal Screenshot18
Fractal Screenshot19
Fractal Screenshot20
Fractal Screenshot21
Fractal Screenshot22

Quantum Fabric23
A pure fractal flame by Cory Ench.

Fractal Screenshot24

Nabdrux25
An abstract piece of art by mailart-org.

Fractal Screenshot26

Grape Jelly Nebula27

Fractal Screenshot28

Squidswirl2b129
A swirly beauty.

Fractal Screenshot30

Silwenka’s31
Gloris

Gloris32

Peter Sdobnov’s3633
Treasure in 3D

Treasure in 3D34

Keith Mackay’s
Butterflies

Butterflies 235

Peter Sdobnov’s3633
Cataclysm

Cataclysm37

Bobrobon’s38
The Human Abstract

The Human Abstract39

Eye of the storm40
The infinity strikes again.

Fractal Screenshot41

xNight’s42
Chaotic Love

Chaotic Love43

Cygx1’s44
The Awakening III – Rebirth

The Awakening III Rebirth45

Micheal Faber’s46
Counter Spin III

Counter Spin III47

LaPurr’s48
Subtle Masking

Subtle Masking49

Subcarrier’s6250
Tales from the Trip

Tales from the Trip51

Chris Martin’s5652
Gift Box Marble – Festive Spirit

Gift Box Marble Festive Spirit53

Katryna Wade’s54
Phoenix Heart Be Reborn

Phoenix Heart Be Reborn55

Chris Martin’s5652
Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever57

Dirk Monteny’s58
Cubik Olympic

Cubik Olympic59

Grinagog’s60
Curling Conks

Curling Conks61

Subcarrier’s6250
Decay

Decay63

Silverb’s64
The Icon of Hecate

The Icon of Hecate65

Morgan Chase’s66
Cosmic Carnival

Cosmic Carnival67

Zooreka
UF 109 Project Purple Parasite

UF-109 Project Purple Parasite

AsaLegault’s68
Polka Dot Explosion

Polka Dot Explosion69

Last Click Link

Furnace70

The last click goes out to a spectacular example of artistic will and ingenuity as demonstrated by Ramiro Perez71 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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  1. 1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/475765425/in/set-72157594312431072/
  2. 2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/475765425/in/set-72157594312431072/
  3. 3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/1388454656/in/set-72157594312431072/
  4. 4 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/
  5. 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/1388454656/in/set-72157594312431072/
  6. 6 http://flickr.com/photos/_belial/2198025629/sizes/o/
  7. 7 http://flickr.com/people/_belial/
  8. 8 http://flickr.com/photos/_belial/2198025629/sizes/o/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/267466119/
  10. 10 http://www.flickr.com/people/apophysis_rocks/
  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/267466119/
  12. 12 http://flickr.com/photos/longan_drink/289130767/sizes/l/
  13. 13 http://flickr.com/people/longan_drink/
  14. 14 http://flickr.com/photos/longan_drink/289130767/sizes/l/
  15. 15 http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-10878_11-33277.html?tag=gald
  16. 16 http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-10878_11-33277.html?tag=gald
  17. 17 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickyates/339731969/
  18. 18 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickyates/339731969/
  19. 19 http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-10878_11-33277-4.html
  20. 20 http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-10878_11-33277-7.html
  21. 21 http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-10878_11-33277-13.html
  22. 22 http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-10878_11-33277-14.html
  23. 23 http://www.enchgallery.com/fractals/fractalpages/quantum%20fabric.htm
  24. 24 http://www.enchgallery.com/fractals/fractalpages/quantum%20fabric.htm
  25. 25 http://mailart-org.deviantart.com/art/nabdrux-95631822
  26. 26 http://mailart-org.deviantart.com/art/nabdrux-95631822
  27. 27 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/2557660280/sizes/l/in/set-72157594312431072/
  28. 28 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/2557660280/sizes/l/in/set-72157594312431072/
  29. 29 http://www.freaky-fractals.com/index.php?page=shop/flypage&image=Squidswirl2b1&offset=&sortby=
  30. 30 http://www.freaky-fractals.com/index.php?page=shop/flypage&image=Squidswirl2b1&offset=&sortby=
  31. 31 http://silwenka.deviantart.com/
  32. 32 http://silwenka.deviantart.com/art/Gloris-37146734
  33. 33 http://zueuk.deviantart.com/
  34. 34 http://zueuk.deviantart.com/art/Treasure-in-3D-61911679
  35. 35 http://segami.deviantart.com/art/Butterflies-2-27959382
  36. 36 http://zueuk.deviantart.com/
  37. 37 http://zueuk.deviantart.com/art/Cataclysm-64460522
  38. 38 http://bobrobon.deviantart.com/
  39. 39 http://bobrobon.deviantart.com/art/The-Human-Abstract-60929498
  40. 40 http://flickr.com/photos/barabeke/335978794/
  41. 41 http://flickr.com/photos/barabeke/335978794/
  42. 42 http://xnight.deviantart.com/
  43. 43 http://xnight.deviantart.com/art/Chaotic-Love-38825540
  44. 44 http://cygx1.deviantart.com/
  45. 45 http://cygx1.deviantart.com/art/The-awakening-III-Rebirth-37488927
  46. 46 http://michaelfaber.deviantart.com/
  47. 47 http://michaelfaber.deviantart.com/art/Counter-Spin-III-41420525
  48. 48 http://lapurr.deviantart.com/
  49. 49 http://lapurr.deviantart.com/art/Subtle-Masking-49007291
  50. 50 http://subcarrier.deviantart.com/
  51. 51 http://subcarrier.deviantart.com/art/Tales-from-the-Trip-69588811
  52. 52 http://velvet--glove.deviantart.com/
  53. 53 http://velvet--glove.deviantart.com/art/Gift-Box-Marble-Festive-Spirit-69003818
  54. 54 http://fanficbug.deviantart.com
  55. 55 http://fanficbug.deviantart.com/art/Phoenix-Heart-Be-Reborn-48730017
  56. 56 http://velvet--glove.deviantart.com/
  57. 57 http://velvet--glove.deviantart.com/art/Strawberry-Fields-Forever-65502395
  58. 58 http://digitalpainters.deviantart.com/art/Cubik-Olympic-17436720
  59. 59 http://digitalpainters.deviantart.com/art/Cubik-Olympic-17436720
  60. 60 http://grinagog.deviantart.com/
  61. 61 http://grinagog.deviantart.com/art/curling-conks-96788770
  62. 62 http://subcarrier.deviantart.com/
  63. 63 http://subcarrier.deviantart.com/art/Decay-65795004
  64. 64 http://silverb.deviantart.com
  65. 65 http://silverb.deviantart.com/art/The-Icon-of-Hecate-61497023
  66. 66 http://alterren.deviantart.com
  67. 67 http://alterren.deviantart.com/art/Cosmic-Carnival-92622762
  68. 68 http://asalegault.deviantart.com/
  69. 69 http://asalegault.deviantart.com/art/Polka-Dot-Explosion-83213926
  70. 70 http://aexion.deviantart.com/art/Furnace-64157856
  71. 71 http://aexion.deviantart.com/art/Furnace-64157856
  72. 72 http://www.incendia.net
  73. 73 http://www.apophysis.org/
  74. 74 http://www.freaky-fractals.com/
  75. 75 http://www.enchgallery.com/fractals/fracthumbs.htm
  76. 76 http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2008/08/29/fractal-art-complex-and-beautiful-color-inspiration/
  77. 77 http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-10878_11-33277.html?tag=gald
  78. 78 http://www.fourmilab.ch/images/Romanesco/
  79. 79 http://apophysis.deviantart.com/journal/2038750/
  80. 80 http://www.flickr.com/groups/fractals_only/
  81. 81 http://imagersfractaldds.deviantart.com/journal/9563338/
  82. 82 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/collections/72157594587146595/
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  1. 1

    :/ bth I dislike fractals but nice collection

    -5
  2. 2

    NaldzGraphics

    October 17, 2008 5:46 am

    looks good. thanks for this

    Ronald

    2
  3. 3

    Breathtakingly amazing renders!
    Congrats to all the artists @ to Robert for bringing them to our attention! WOW & thanks

    -1
  4. 4

    Could you post a fractal tutorial sometime

    -2
  5. 5

    electricsheep.org

    some of these pics are from the generated fractals from this screensaver.

    just download the packs install, and stare at your screen for an hour!

    -2
  6. 6

    Great stuff. Very artistic.

    -2
  7. 7

    woah indeed. i like ring of fire the best!

    -2
  8. 8

    Cool impressive list!

    I love to create some generative art too.

    -2
  9. 9

    cool! amazing and incredible!

    0
  10. 10

    Woah dude.

    0
  11. 11

    It’s beyond me how anyone could not like fractals.

    I think Manas Dichow needs a special mention here;
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/manas_dichow/2912067277/
    IMHO his fractals on Flickr are leagues above the others.

    Alice Kelley is pretty cool too. http://www.fractalus.com/cheshirecat/index.html

    0
  12. 12

    Some fractal make me dizzy. anyway, nice collection, some’re really awesome..

    -1
  13. 13

    Wow, fractals sure look different than when I was a kid! (Remember Fractint on a 486?)

    Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

    -1
  14. 14

    ultimate collection!!

    -2
  15. 15

    some of these look like the visualizations from winamp, cool nonetheless

    -3
  16. 16

    wow.
    I’ve allways been intrigued by fractals, but many of those are something else.
    When people start to make 3d renderings of fractal structures, and apply depth of field to fractal depths, we get some very interesting results.

    great stuff!

    -3
  17. 17

    Simply dizzy making and amazing.

    Use to be busy making them myself with simple code back in the days….

    -4
  18. 18

    Valery Mishkorez

    October 18, 2008 5:52 am

    so glamourous!

    -4
  19. 19

    I love what you do reminds me of finger painting when I was a child.

    -4
  20. 20

    decent graphics

    October 18, 2008 9:21 am

    really Excellent Collection of design

    -4

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