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 (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.