Mathematics and Art: Living in the Overlap.

Mathematics and Art: Living in the Overlap. Continuing our series on Science and Art , here are some superb examples of Fractal Art, which uses self-similar mathematical transforms of different assigned geometric properties to produce multiple variations of the shape in continually reducing patterns.

Many Thanks to +J Huntemann for the find! You can create similar images with Apophysis –a freeware Windows application (

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25 Responses to Mathematics and Art: Living in the Overlap.

  1. Johan Horak says:

    Rajini Rao beautiful my clever friend.

  2. Matt R says:

    There are far, far more amazing ones than just those displayed. In fact one of those looks like a copy from esoteric roach (maybe a nod to the style?).

  3. Rajini Rao says:

    Matthew Reingold , that’s great…. BUT, curate them for us please! Posting a link on G+ is not effective. If you would like, you can send me your top picks and I’ll write something up about them. πŸ™‚

  4. Matt R says:

    heh, ok. I can do that later this morning I suppose. Blatte’s photos are at any resolution, so what size do you suppose I highlight a few of? They go from 800×600 to 2560×1600 and actually even above that.

  5. Rajini Rao says:

    Also, I avoided the more familiar Mandebrot sets..I thought these were more unusual. For example, the second image is part of a set called fractal flames..the wispiness and free flowing style is not something I would associate with a fractal image.

  6. Oooh, some of those (actually, pretty much all of those) are very pretty. But, they are not replacing my space themed pictures as my desktop background!

  7. Rajini Rao says:

    No rush, Matthew Reingold, any time you get around to can be a G+ collaboration πŸ™‚ There is a size cut off for G+ images, I forget what. As long as the resolution is could try uploading one and see how it looks.

  8. Johan Horak says:

    Rajini Rao check how Creative 366 Project project works and create a collaborative project where all images tagged with your page name gets automatically curated under this page.

    You create a page and then invite people to upload fotos images on their own pages but just tag the image with the new page name.

  9. Rajini Rao says:

    What is “Shpongle”, Feisal Kamil ? πŸ™‚

  10. Matt R says:

    Shpongle is a quite excellent and somewhat obscure band – they do great stuff, as Feisal Kamil has appropriately thrown kudos. Xerxes is somewhat along their lines too.

  11. Rajini Rao says:

    Chad Haney , beautiful ice images, thanks for the link. (Although, the images in this post are pure mathematical creations.)

  12. Rajini Rao says:

    My musical education is growing by leaps and bounds..sounds intriguing, Feisal Kamil and Matthew Reingold . Be back with my impressions later πŸ™‚

  13. Fractals are fantastic but those images are among the most amazing fractals I’ve ever seen!

  14. Chad Haney says:

    Rajini Rao I thought it was interesting that you and Cliff Harvey posted similar images that showed up near each other in my stream. He’s more into math and you’re more biology yet the image sources were reversed!

  15. Rajini Rao says:

    Ah, I get it! Well, we’re here to learn as much as to spread the gospel πŸ˜‰

  16. Matt R says:

    it all goes together πŸ™‚ tagged in you in my post at Rajini Rao – curation provided for the fractals I know of as requested πŸ™‚

  17. Rajini Rao says:

    Thanks, Matthew Reingold ..that is much more accessible! More beautiful fractal art….

  18. I think it is amazing to explore the beautiful recursiveness of mathematics.

  19. E.E. Giorgi says:

    Rajini Rao , this is fantastic, thanks so much for posting it!!!

  20. linda colman says:

    Fantastic, inspirational images. For any who want to inspire kids, check out books by Anno, Japanese mathematician-artist. They’ll soon be doing fractal art…

  21. science is beautiful,exactly what I have been tell ppl all along!

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