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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 calculations1 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. [Content Care Oct/26/2016]

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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 Link

A Colorful Circle5
The play of colors is remarkable.

fractal art6

Dot Dot Dot7
Created by Lynn ON VACATION (Gracie’s mom)8.

fractal art9

Ring of fire10
Created by Carl Jones11.

Fractal Screenshot12

Experiment 109 – Fractals13
Created by Lynn ON VACATION14.

Fractal Screenshot15

I sleep only to dream of you16
Created by longan drink17.

Fractal Screenshot18

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

Fractal Screenshot

Dec 31 Apophysis 119
Julian Bilateral.

Fractal Screenshot
Fractal Screenshot
Fractal Screenshot
Fractal Screenshot
Fractal Screenshot

Quantum Fabric20
A pure fractal flame by Cory Ench.

Fractal Screenshot21

Nabdrux22
An abstract piece of art by mailart-org.

Fractal Screenshot23

Grape Jelly Nebula24

Fractal Screenshot25

Squidswirl2b1
A swirly beauty.

Fractal Screenshot

Silwenka’s26
Gloris

Gloris27

Peter Sdobnov’s3228
Treasure in 3D

Treasure in 3D29

Keith Mackay’s30
Butterflies

Butterflies 231

Peter Sdobnov’s3228
Cataclysm

Cataclysm33

Bobrobon’s34
The Human Abstract

The Human Abstract35

Eye of the storm36
The infinity strikes again.

Fractal Screenshot37

xNight’s38
Chaotic Love

Chaotic Love39

Cygx1’s40
The Awakening III – Rebirth

The Awakening III Rebirth41

Micheal Faber’s42
Counter Spin III

Counter Spin III43

LaPurr’s44
Subtle Masking

Subtle Masking45

Subcarrier’s5846
Tales from the Trip

Tales from the Trip47

Chris Martin’s5248
Gift Box Marble – Festive Spirit

Gift Box Marble Festive Spirit49

Katryna Wade’s50
Phoenix Heart Be Reborn

Phoenix Heart Be Reborn51

Chris Martin’s5248
Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever53

Dirk Monteny’s54
Cubik Olympic

Cubik Olympic55

Grinagog’s56
Curling Conks

Curling Conks57

Subcarrier’s5846
Decay

Decay59

Silverb’s
The Icon of Hecate

The Icon of Hecate

Morgan Chase’s60
Cosmic Carnival

Cosmic Carnival61

Zooreka
UF 109 Project Purple Parasite

UF-109 Project Purple Parasite

AsaLegault’s62
Polka Dot Explosion

Polka Dot Explosion63

Last Click Link

Furnace64

The last click goes out to a spectacular example of artistic will and ingenuity as demonstrated by Ramiro Perez65 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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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/02/applying-mathematics-to-web-design/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/black-and-white-fractals-that-capture-creativity/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/01/12-modern-art-movements-to-inspire-your-logo-design/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/pop-art-is-alive-classics-and-modern-artworks/
  5. 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/475765425/in/set-72157594312431072/
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/475765425/in/set-72157594312431072/
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/1388454656/in/set-72157594312431072/
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/1388454656/in/set-72157594312431072/
  10. 10 http://flickr.com/photos/_belial/2198025629/sizes/o/
  11. 11 http://flickr.com/people/_belial/
  12. 12 http://flickr.com/photos/_belial/2198025629/sizes/o/
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/267466119/
  14. 14 http://www.flickr.com/people/apophysis_rocks/
  15. 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/267466119/
  16. 16 http://flickr.com/photos/longan_drink/289130767/sizes/l/
  17. 17 http://flickr.com/people/longan_drink/
  18. 18 http://flickr.com/photos/longan_drink/289130767/sizes/l/
  19. 19 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickyates/339731969/
  20. 20 http://www.enchgallery.com/fractals/fractalpages/quantum%20fabric.htm
  21. 21 http://www.enchgallery.com/fractals/fractalpages/quantum%20fabric.htm
  22. 22 http://mailart-org.deviantart.com/art/nabdrux-95631822
  23. 23 http://mailart-org.deviantart.com/art/nabdrux-95631822
  24. 24 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/2557660280/sizes/l/in/set-72157594312431072/
  25. 25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/2557660280/sizes/l/in/set-72157594312431072/
  26. 26 http://silwenka.deviantart.com/
  27. 27 http://silwenka.deviantart.com/art/Gloris-37146734
  28. 28 http://zueuk.deviantart.com/
  29. 29 http://zueuk.deviantart.com/art/Treasure-in-3D-61911679
  30. 30 http://segami.deviantart.com/art/Butterflies-2-27959382
  31. 31 http://segami.deviantart.com/art/Butterflies-2-27959382
  32. 32 http://zueuk.deviantart.com/
  33. 33 http://zueuk.deviantart.com/art/Cataclysm-64460522
  34. 34 http://bobrobon.deviantart.com/
  35. 35 http://bobrobon.deviantart.com/art/The-Human-Abstract-60929498
  36. 36 http://flickr.com/photos/barabeke/335978794/
  37. 37 http://flickr.com/photos/barabeke/335978794/
  38. 38 http://xnight.deviantart.com/
  39. 39 http://xnight.deviantart.com/art/Chaotic-Love-38825540
  40. 40 http://cygx1.deviantart.com/
  41. 41 http://cygx1.deviantart.com/art/The-awakening-III-Rebirth-37488927
  42. 42 http://michaelfaber.deviantart.com/
  43. 43 http://michaelfaber.deviantart.com/art/Counter-Spin-III-41420525
  44. 44 http://lapurr.deviantart.com/
  45. 45 http://lapurr.deviantart.com/art/Subtle-Masking-49007291
  46. 46 http://subcarrier.deviantart.com/
  47. 47 http://subcarrier.deviantart.com/art/Tales-from-the-Trip-69588811
  48. 48 http://velvet--glove.deviantart.com/
  49. 49 http://velvet--glove.deviantart.com/art/Gift-Box-Marble-Festive-Spirit-69003818
  50. 50 http://fanficbug.deviantart.com
  51. 51 http://fanficbug.deviantart.com/art/Phoenix-Heart-Be-Reborn-48730017
  52. 52 http://velvet--glove.deviantart.com/
  53. 53 http://velvet--glove.deviantart.com/art/Strawberry-Fields-Forever-65502395
  54. 54 http://digitalpainters.deviantart.com/art/Cubik-Olympic-17436720
  55. 55 http://digitalpainters.deviantart.com/art/Cubik-Olympic-17436720
  56. 56 http://grinagog.deviantart.com/
  57. 57 http://grinagog.deviantart.com/art/curling-conks-96788770
  58. 58 http://subcarrier.deviantart.com/
  59. 59 http://subcarrier.deviantart.com/art/Decay-65795004
  60. 60 http://alterren.deviantart.com
  61. 61 http://alterren.deviantart.com/art/Cosmic-Carnival-92622762
  62. 62 http://asalegault.deviantart.com/
  63. 63 http://asalegault.deviantart.com/art/Polka-Dot-Explosion-83213926
  64. 64 http://aexion.deviantart.com/art/Furnace-64157856
  65. 65 http://aexion.deviantart.com/art/Furnace-64157856
  66. 66 http://www.incendia.net
  67. 67 http://www.apophysis.org/
  68. 68 http://www.enchgallery.com/fractals/fracthumbs.htm
  69. 69 http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2008/08/29/fractal-art-complex-and-beautiful-color-inspiration/
  70. 70 http://www.fourmilab.ch/images/Romanesco/
  71. 71 http://www.flickr.com/groups/fractals_only/

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Rob Bowen is a staff writer for Web Hosting Geeks and Top Web Hosting, a longtime freelance designer, and burgeoning videographer and filmmaker whose creative voice and works can be heard and found around the web.

  1. 1

    :/ bth I dislike fractals but nice collection

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  2. 2

    cool! amazing and incredible!

    1
  3. 3

    Woah dude.

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  4. 4

    NaldzGraphics

    October 17, 2008 5:46 am

    looks good. thanks for this

    Ronald

    2
  5. 5

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

    0
  6. 6

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

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  7. 7

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

    Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. 8

    ultimate collection!!

    -1
  9. 9

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

    -2
  10. 10

    Could you post a fractal tutorial sometime

    -1
  11. 11

    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!

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  12. 12

    Great stuff. Very artistic.

    -1
  13. 13

    woah indeed. i like ring of fire the best!

    -1
  14. 14

    Cool impressive list!

    I love to create some generative art too.

    -1
  15. 15

    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!

    -2
  16. 16

    Simply dizzy making and amazing.

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

    -3
  17. 17

    Valery Mishkorez

    October 18, 2008 5:52 am

    so glamourous!

    -3
  18. 18

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

    -3
  19. 19

    Ignatz Horowitz

    October 18, 2008 10:12 am

    Nothing spectacular about any of these. Quite boring, actually.

    -3
  20. 20

    aa there some fractals amazing on this collection, but other are poor :D

    -3
  21. 21

    Nah…. Fractals…. not my thing!

    -3
  22. 22

    Very cool!

    -2
  23. 23

    hmmm… I haven´t been taking notice of fractals recently – fractal art has come a long way since the mandelbrot spirals I used to create on my old PowerMac.

    -3
  24. 24

    nice i really love fractals!! love it!

    -3
  25. 25

    Quantum Fabric is awesome. Though I don’t really like fractals.

    -3
  26. 26

    Joefrey Mahusay

    October 19, 2008 10:57 pm

    Cool fractals, love them all!

    -2
  27. 27

    J’adore!

    -2
  28. 28

    Sadly, another poorly researched article on fractal art. Amateurish showcase at best for the most part.

    -3
  29. 29

    I don’t like fractal arts.. thumbs down for this post :-(

    -2
  30. 30

    I love the “Waterlillies”. Nice use of color.

    -4
  31. 31

    I love fractal so much!

    -3
  32. 32

    Muito bom é pouco trabalho fantastico……………..

    -3
  33. 33

    Thanks for the comments and the feedback. Some of these are new to me, and I think show a nice balance of basic to more in-depth renders. It creates a sort of spectrum, if you will, and if you won’t…I’ve got nothing.

    Glad you like it, those who do. Sorry, those who don’t. Big shout out to the artists for creating such colorful and inspiring works!

    -3
  34. 34

    Thank you Robert for feature my “Alien Sphere” fractal in this great image gallery.
    Regards.
    Stefano.

    -3
  35. 35

    Thank You
    very good

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  36. 36

    Well, everyone has their own tastes, but I agree with the comment or rather question “How can someone not like fractals”? They may be manufactured, but the sheer beauty and variety of them can challenge ones’ imagination endlessly. These are stunning.

    1
  37. 37

    Will be the art for the future.

    -2
  38. 38

    most beautiful…..stuning..(smile)

    -3
  39. 39

    Stumbled on this about a year after the fact, but I wanted to thank you for including my fractal here. I wondered where all those hits were coming from, I guess now I know! =) Some of my favorite artists are included here, and it’s rather a thrill to see myself alongside them. =D

    -2
  40. 40

    Art is imagination transform to image that can be see by others. what ever it call is awesome cause it came in various, special and original. Let us appreciate them. it all cool!!. i love them

    -1
  41. 41

    Oh….I was researching this for academical reasons and it is quite confusing to me…..because perhaps I am not a native…..

    Anyway, it is amazing; like making arts with math!!!

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  42. 42

    Fractal art is awesome iv always liked looking at the fractal animals there really cool! :)

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  43. 43

    quality stuff!

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