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Fractal Art: Complex and Beautiful Color Inspiration

Fractal Art: Complex and Beautiful Color Inspiration


Even though I hate math... I love what can be created using geometric patterns. While there seems to be many different styles of art that fit under the umbrella name of a Fractal, what I found when I went looking for more information about them was a treasure trove of amazing art. Make sure to click the images below to see the entire fractals in all their wonder. Thanks to manekineko for starting the conversation in the forum that inspired this post.

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A fractal is generally "a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole,"[1] a property called self-similarity. The term was coined by Benoît Mandelbrot in 1975 and was derived from the Latin fractus meaning "broken" or "fractured."
-Wikipedia

20 Beautiful Fractal Artworks

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Fractal by mailart-org

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Fractal by mailart-org

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Fractal by Lynn (Gracie's mom)

Fractal Art
Fractal by mailart-org

Fractal Art
Fractal by mailart-org

Fractal Art
Fractal by mailart-org

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Fractal by mick y

Fractal Art
Fractal by Lynn (Gracie's mom)

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Fractal by karl_eschenbach

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Fractal by exper

Fractal Art
Fractal by exper

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Fractal by mick y

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Fractal by carlitosway85

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Fractal by barabeke

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exper

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Fractal by longan drink

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Fractal by longan drink

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Fractal by c@rljones

Fractal Art
Fractal by jared

Fractals in Nature

Approximate fractals are easily found in nature. These objects display self-similar structure over an extended, but finite, scale range. Examples include clouds, snow flakes, crystals, mountain ranges, lightning, river networks, cauliflower or broccoli, and systems of blood vessels and pulmonary vessels. Coastlines may be loosely considered fractal in nature.
-Wikipedia

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Fractal by tin.G

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Fractal by Samuel Judge

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Fractal by Benjamin Pender

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Fractal by Today is a good day

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Fractal by Today is a good day

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Fractal by Today is a good day

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Fractal by jurvetson

Make Your Own Fractals

Feeling inspired? Ready to try making some fractals yourself? Here is a program to try out and some resources to help you make your own mathmaticaly awesome art.

Apophysis - Freeware Fractal Flame Editor for Windows

Apophysis is a freeware Windows program for designing and rendering fractal flames. It was created by Mark Townsend and has since been improved and updated by Peter Sdobnov, Piotr Borys and Ronald Hordijk.

Apophysis Flame Pack 3 by ~saisao
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Fractal Brushes for Photoshop
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Photoshop Tutorial: Free Transform Fractals
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Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest 2007

The Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest is continuing efforts to promote fractal and algorithmic art, they organized a new exhibition to coincide with the Year of Mathematics and Science. The contest is to select some of the artwork to be used in the exhibition.

What distinguishes fractal geometry within mathematics is an exceptional and uncanny characteristic. Its first steps are not tedious, hard, and unrewarding, but playful and extraordinarily easy, and provide rich reward in terms of stunning graphics. To the mathematician, they bring a bounty of very difficult conjectures that no one can solve. To the artist, they provide backbones around which imagination can play at will. To everyone, a few steps in about any direction bring extraordinary pleasure. Nothing is more serious than play. Let’s all play.
—Benoit Mandelbrot

Fractal Art
Fractal by Lenora Clark

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Fractal by Jock Cooper

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Fractal by David Makin

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Fractal by Vivian Wood

Fractal Animations


Chaoscapes from Rocco Helmchen on Vimeo.


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groutboy

wow... crazy diversity here!

manekineko

good call jumping on this one darius, great examples

sunbeam

waw! beautiful and inspiring.. I might have to give a go at making a fractal pattern now.

lightningmccarl

Cool!
Nice post Darius! :D

Hippie Couture

i'm feelin' it! beautiful!

venkman

great programm and pretty easy to get nice results,

my first try:

bunigrl33

Wow, nice venkman, it turned out great! I'm totally loving generating flames.

That Chaoscapes animation blows my mind!

daveharpe

I LOVE fractals. This is an animation I did awhile ago when I was on a serious fractal obsession trip:
Fractal Flight

Fabryz

Amazing art!
Nice source of inspiration :)

allancass

Incredibly nice! I love it. I have seen fractal art in the past, but this is a killer!

pinkperry

There are some awesome fractals in there! And great resources I didn't know about!

johnnymorgan

Fractals in nature are so beautiful!

kalindy

So glad you posted the link to this on Facebook. You show some outstanding fractals, and I can't wait to play with the Photoshop fractal brushes. How cool!
: )

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