Fractals are geometric curves or figures, each section having the same statistical character as the whole. Fractal art, a form of art created by algorithms with a representation of the results in the form of images and shapes. This form of art is rarely drawn by hand; it is usually created by using fractal producing software (notable ones being Sterling, Apophysics and Chaotica for Windows).
The most commonly observed fractal art is the fractal flame,
created by Scott Draves in 1992. The algorithm created by him was later used in the Adobe After Effects graphics software and was translated to yield Apophysics flame editor, software used commonly for Windows.
New Scientist, the international science magazine, submitted an article in 2005 about how hidden fractals can boost appreciation of art. The abstract artist Jackson Pollock famously dripped paint onto large canvasses on the floor, manipulating it into abstract swirls using sticks or trowels. In 1999, an Australian group found that these swirls contained well-defined fractals – patterns that show self-similarity, that is, they are repeated at different magnifications (New Scientist, 5 June 1999, p 11).
Discover magazine has a full article on Pollock’s Fractals for those interested (Link: Pollock’s Fractals)
A few wonderfully formed fractals to mesmerize and stun the senses.