Abstract Fractal Flames
Abstract expressionism is a post–World War II art movement in American painting, developed in New York in the 1940s. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. But in my case, it’s where I put the abstract flame fractals that don’t look like alien life or space stuff.
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Wikipedia: Fractal flames are a member of the iterated function system class of fractals created by Scott Draves in 1992. Draves’ open-source code was later ported into Adobe After Effects graphics software and translated into theApophysis fractal flame editor.
Fractal flames differ from ordinary iterated function systems in three ways:
- Nonlinear functions are iterated instead of affine transforms.
- Log-density display instead of linear or binary (a form of tone mapping)
- Color by structure (i.e. by the recursive path taken) instead of monochrome or by density.
The tone mapping and coloring are designed to display as much of the detail of the fractal as possible, which generally results in a more aesthetically pleasing image.