What is Fractal Art?
Fractal Art is a relatively new form of visual art derived from mathematical formulae and algorithms. It is often referred to as "Algorithmic Art". Created by individuals, or artists, using a computer and specific fractal-generating software, the resulting pictures are inherently abstract - sometimes modern, bold and colourful, sometimes subtle, soft and organic and other times infintely detailed and intricate.
Modern PCs and programming enable the artist to manipulate the specialised formulae, many of which derive from those written by the famous mathemeticians Gaston Julia and Benoit Mandelbrot, to create astonishingly beautiful imagery quite unlike any other form of traditional or digital art.
They can be rendered to very large sizes, often with an incredible amount of detail, and printed using modern high resolution printing techniques, such as Giclée, or used for a multitude of commercial purposes.
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