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Mona Lisa Orbittrap

The Louvre, the golden year of 2067.

& my 5 cents about finding a masterpiece in a fractal.

Opposite to some critics on the net I have a strong belief that someone some day will find a masterpiece, "Mona Lisa Class", in a fractal.

The reason this has not been done yet is TIME.
Fractal art is a very young art form, which until recently has been using tools corresponding to Leonardo doing his works without the invention of oil color, paintbrushes and canvas.
The discovery of the Mandelbulb, Mandelbox and hybrids of all known 3D fractals really is a major breakthrough, and I am convinced someone will do a real masterpiece with these new artistic tools (Mandelbulb 3D, Mandelbulber, and the like). I just know it by the experience of my own explorations, this is an infinite universe to scrutinize.
It might take a couple of hundred years, but on the other hand, I do not think Leonardo was ever in a hurry.

Besides this, a masterpiece is selected to be one by TIME, not a jury, not a critic, it matures during decades and centuries. And remember none of the old masters did masterpieces only, even if some did many.

In my own gallery on DA I currently show 262 images, 90% of these I consider to be snapshots, made on my journey through numerous hybrid fractals on my search for the masterpieces. :)
20-40 of these images I consider to be really good images, and a handful (in my own opinion) are artworks that mean something to me, and hopefully to others.
I have yet to do a masterpiece, but as stated earlier, we will not know that until a couple of hundred years have passed…

Until then, just relax and enjoy the ride! :)

(The image above is definitely NOT a masterpiece, I would describe it as a snapshot turned into a statement by the help of Photoshop. )

Mandelbulb 3D, cloudy DOF made in Photoshop using my own photos.
Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci, copyright expired, also added with Photoshop.

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wyntermute's avatar
man, this is A masterpiece... wether you see it or not.... :-)

really brilliant... i wish i could to wonderful stuff like that....
Scintillant-H's avatar
a lot of what's in your gallery should be levels in videogames. THAT would be AWESOME!!!!!!! running around places like this trying to kill people trying to kill you... OH yes.
;) Great idea! Thank you Haylay!
Ediblebatteries's avatar
I really enjoy the commentary with this one!!! I enjoy the perspective and I agree: the world of fractal art is evolving at an amazing rate. It is only a matter of time before its true potential is realized.
I completely agree!
Glad you like it Edible!
MalDudemaker's avatar
Love this! Truly fantastic fractal :clap:
Thank you Scot, glad to hear that! :)
MalDudemaker's avatar
You`re very welcome :)
Destro2k's avatar
damn, where you find all this places
this looks really like an old refinery :wow:

really cool :)
Thank you Dominik, I can see what you see!
I guess I spend too much time in these worlds... :)
Ton-K300's avatar
Thank you Antony ;)
Ton-K300's avatar
Welcome Johan ;)
MarkJayBee's avatar
A most 'masterfully' accomplished image Johan! :salute: ;)
A 'master-piece' in literal terms, surely is a piece of work which is produced
by a 'master' of their medium? That being the case, there are a number of
fractal artists who, whilst perhaps not yet having produced their absolute best
work - this is a VERY young medium! - will surely do so at some point in the future.
We're always convinced I think, that the next one could be our 'best' though, although
that is a very subjective matter!
As you say J, time, and - fickle! - public opinion are the main factors. :nod:
Thank you very much Mark. :bow:
Yes, as I told Beesknees: I have a big problem with the thought that no one ever will find real art in an infinite universe of shapes. It is impossible not to! :)
Cisoci's avatar
*stares* can't. look. away. fascinating. just fascinating.[link]
Glad you like it Cisoci, but what about the link? :)
Cisoci's avatar
uuuh dunno x.x that slipped in not my intention
siriusstarsage's avatar
Mind if I post this as a blogpost? :)
No problem, tank you for asking Jody! :)
Vidom's avatar
Magnificent :clap:
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