Fractal art, such as in the previous post, often resembles Psychedelic art. It may be interesting to ruminate about the similarity in a future post. But let’s leave the deep thinking for later, and for now just say “it’s the colors”.
When I am building a fractal I am always tempted to add more and brighter colors. In my program, that is an easy knob to turn. There are so many colors to choose from, I do not want to leave any out.
It takes more effort to work with a limited palette. Here is the same fractal as the previous post, but with a blue and brown color palette.
This is a magnification of one of the spirals in the lower left of the previous image. Coordinates are -0.0821502555 + 0.8799897640i.
Here is a zoom into the area between the top bulb and the main body of the minibrot in the previous post. For those with a map, the center is at -0.0821489887 + 0.8799892298i
One fun feature of many escape time fractals is that they are self-similar. By zooming in on the tendrils surrounding the top bulb in the previous image we find a minibrot.
OK, time for another reboot of my web site. I will showcase computer generated art. I plan to include many types of computer art. My interested in computer art solidified when mathematics, art, and computer programming came together in a Scientific American article in 1985. And then with the 1986 book The Beauty of Fractals by Heinz-Otto Peitgen and Peter Richter.
Fractals will be the starting point for this blog. In particular escape time fractals. Wikipedia knows everything, and explains Fractals better than I can. Today’s image is of a specific type of escape time fractal, the Mandelbrot set. Again, I will let Wikipedia link provide the details.