# What is Fractal Art

## Fractal Art bringing in a New Era

I have created this page to help people understand what fractal art is and how it is innovating a new era.
I went on a hunt, to gather as much information as I could condense into something useful for those wanting to learn more about fractal art and what tools are used to create it.
Fractal Art is a form of Algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images. It was developed in the 1980’s.  Scott Draves is credited with inventing “Flame Fractals” while Carlos Ginzburg explored fractal art and developed a concept called “Homo-Fractalus” which is based around the concept that the human is the ultimate fractal.

There are many kinds of fractal images which can be divided into several groups
Fractals derive from standard geometry by using iterative transformations on an initial common figure
examples are straight lines (the von-Koch curve) the triangle (Sierpinski triangle) or a cube (the Menger sponge) the first fractal figures invented during the 19th & 20th centuries belong to this group.
Others are;
Mandle Bulb 3D- three dimensional fractals
Fractal Terrains -generated by random fractal processes
Fractal Flame
L-System- fractal
Strange Attractors
Newton Fractals
Quaternionic
IFS