Wikipedia states that Fractal Art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media.
So in short, Fractal Art is Mathematical art.. what?
Here's what I do know about Fractal, I know that I love it. I don't proclaim to understand the way it comes about anymore than I proclaim to understand the intricacies of painting or technical drawing but I find the end result absolutely amazing and lindelokse is one of the artists in this medium I admire.
Not only is her art wonderfully detailed, colourful and beautiful - she's completely unassuming and such an amazing member of the community. She's even posted a tutorial on how to create her signature flower. I invite you to take a wander through the fractalicious creations in her gallery:
Wow, great news Chiara is one of my friends and her fractals are supr-cool, full of magic and sparkles. And yes Fractal Art is based on math - nooooo, it's not that scary All computer programs are based on math Photoshop has the math hidden in filters and brushes Digital photography, the build of your camera, that is math & physics, optical art What you do with your tools and how you will create the images is up to you - as in any media and *lindelokse does it very well in fractal softwares
I find fractal art fascinating and really enjoyable to view. I like the cityscapes that can be created in incendia such as [link] and the vast space scenes that can be created in apophysis like ^casperium makes.
I love Fractal art a disapline founded by Benoit B. Mandelbrot [link] the mathematics is used to primarily express naturaly occuring system. The first piece of mathematics to be described as a fractal was the Mandelbrot set. Oh I first came across it in the 80's this is due to the fact that I graduated a Theoretical Physicist so the whole area of Fractals and Chaos is of great intresting. True fractal art would be a graph based visual representation of a purely mathematical expression. z=z(sqr)+c
A simple mehod used to demonstrate this class of mathematics to undergrad classes is to get them to get a sheet of graph paper and a die. use the die to roll a value 1->6 this will be the z value plotting a graph with the cartesian co-ords (x,y,z). Assign each number a colourthen roll values for each co-ord 1,1/1,2/1,3.............x,y and plot each square on your graph paper with the assigned z value colour. You will find it will turn out less random than you thought. And its fun.