An Internet Fractal Gallery

The Mona Lisa is the most popular artwork in the Louvre, the most famous art collection in the world.  It measures 77 x 53 cm (30 x 21 in).  That’s the size of a high-end computer monitor, today.

The world has the Louvre, and the the Louvre has the Mona Lisa, but Orbit Trap has something better than all that.  It’s called the internet.

Here at Orbit Trap we’ve created the world’s first art gallery with absolutely no artwork in it.  And it’s huge!

Well, enough of the hype.  It’s a list of hyperlinks to fractal art that’s currently posted at various places on the internet.  For each artwork, we’ve posted a thumbnail sized image along with the title and the name of the artist.  Click the thumbnail, and see the artwork full-size on the artist’s own website.  We just supply the navigation; how to get there.

That’s the beauty of the internet: we’re all part of one big computer.  It’s all here, already.  Everything’s as close as your monitor, if you can just find it.  On the internet, a good art gallery need only to be a page of links.  The artwork stays in the hands of the artists and they control it.

You’re probably wondering how we chose the artwork?  Is it the Best Fractal Art Ever Made?  Is this Orbit Trap’s pale imitation of the great Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest Exhibiton?  A new center to the Fractal Universe?

We asked two questions:

  1. What is fractal art?
  2. What can fractal art be?

The Fractal Art Collection is the answer to these two questions –a visual answer– in pictures, not words.  It’s not a permanent exhibit.  Links go dead and we also intend to change them as new examples come along and in order to keep it fresh and engaging.

The fractal art world is big; mammoth in fact, and we wanted to help any curious people out there checking out fractal art on the internet a simple way to get started.  A Google image search just doesn’t work for that sort of thing.

It’s not an art contest with winners (and losers) or an Olympic event with gold, silver and bronze medals.  It’s good examples of fractal art; some common and some not so common.  It’s informative, not competitive.  It’s art.

It’s also a work in progress.  We’re not really sure where this will go or what shape it may take a year, or even a few months from now.  We do think, however, that it will be of great benefit to the curious, first time visitor who just wants a summary view of fractal art.

The link is at the top of the page under the Orbit Trap title.

One thought on “An Internet Fractal Gallery

  1. It’s really hard to make a choice of fractal art pieces; something like a Library of Babel for fractal art! I appreciate the very wide sense you give to “fractal art”.

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