Monday, August 14, 2017

Carpe Diem #1237 Fractal Art (by PSSolutions)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Today I have a nice piece of so called "fractal art" for you, but what is "fractal art"? Until last month, as I was preparing the prompt-list for this modern art month I hadn't heard of "fractal art". What is it? It sounds like a kind of "digital art", so I had to find a description of "fractal art" and I found that on Wikipedia.

Fractal Art:

Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, and media. Fractal art developed from the mid-1980s onwards. It is a genre of computer art and digital art which are part of new media art. The mathematical beauty of fractals lies at the intersection of generative art and computer art. They combine to produce a type of abstract art.

fractal art made with "electric sheep"
* Electric Sheep is a distributed computing project for animating and evolving fractal flames, which are in turn distributed to the networked computers, which display them as a screensaver.

Fractal art (especially in the western world) is rarely drawn or painted by hand. It is usually created indirectly with the assistance of fractal-generating software, iterating through three phases: setting parameters of appropriate fractal software; executing the possibly lengthy calculation; and evaluating the product. In some cases, other graphics programs are used to further modify the images produced. This is called post-processing. Non-fractal imagery may also be integrated into the artwork. The Julia set and Mandelbrot sets can be considered as icons of fractal art.

It was assumed that fractal art could not have developed without computers because of the calculative capabilities they provide. Fractals are generated by applying iterative methods to solving non-linear equations or polynomial equations. Fractals are any of various extremely irregular curves or shapes for which any suitably chosen part is similar in shape to a given larger or smaller part when magnified or reduced to the same size. (source: wikipedia)

Modern Art has evolved during the ages and as we can see in the above image ... "computer-art" looks awesome and with the computer you can create wonderful art work.

The above "fractal art" you may use if you like to for your inspiration, but the "planned" "fractal art" was the following. (the image was found on Pixabay):

Fractal Art created by PSSolutions
I wonder if this kind of art can be explored and be done myself, because I love this kind of modern art. To create a haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form inspired on this "fractal-art" will not be easy.

summer thunderstorm
electric waves dance around me
finally coolness

© Chèvrefeuille

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until August 21st at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, Crossed House (Manuel Clavel Rojo), later on. For now ... have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Love this form of art