Fractal ManipsFractal Manipulations - Deviantart has an entire fractal category devoted to them.More Like This
DA defines a fractal manipulation as: "Fractal artwork that is created in fractal software generating programs or other digital means that combines two or more fractals to make an image; also, fractal artwork that contains heavy post-work, editing or non-fractal elements."
It's a fractal that goes one extra step - there's something extra that makes it a manip - Below are a some extraordinary examples of the different types.
Adding real elements to enhance the scene
Adding a real element is a technique that gives the viewer a non-fractal element to visually latch on to. It instantly grounds the image in the familiar and usually gives us, the viewer, a sense of scale. We can relate to the image - it isn't just a cool, geometric pattern or abstract, it contains a recognizable element.
Jackson Pollock: Champion of the New ArtMore Like This
JACKSON POLLOCK: Champion of the New Art
My Jackson Pollock Nine by DarkLinkFire
Just as Dada and surrealism had been the art world’s mocking response to the world’s failed progressive pretensions in response to the anti-human horror of World War I, the art movement that blew up in the wake of World War II’s repeat performance was “abstract expressionism.”