A fractal is a never ending pattern, self similar on every scale. Or almost self similar. And, quite obviously, fractal art is art created with fractals
Fractal art is not drawn or painted by hand, but created with fractal generating software (for example, Apophysis, Mandelbulb or Ultra Fractal). Basically, it is created by calculating fractal objects and rendering them as still images or animations. The rendered images can be further modified using other graphic programs, such as Photoshop or Gimp. Also, the artwork may incorporate some non-fractal images, mainly but not only in manipulations.
This gallery is for fractal artworks with minimal or no post-work other than title, frame and watermark. In a few words, only works that are either raw output from a fractal generating program or have some minimal post-work (for example, brightness and color adjustments).
Fractal Manips gallery contains fractal artworks with heavy post-work, editing or addition of non-fractal elements. If you combined two or more fractals into one or added a fractal to your photograph, this is the right place for your artwork.
While other 2 galleries are meant for still images, this gallery is for animations: animated artworks created in fractal software or other digital means, that contain mostly fractal elements.