Many artists have also observed fractals in the natural world transferring them into their own works. Yet another artist renowned across the world who incorporated fractals into his work was Salvador Dali. Primarily and predominantly within his painting the ‘visage of war’ (1940), this painting created during Dali’s small stay in California regards concepts of the Spanish Civil War . A the primary interest in this case comes from within the eye sockets and mouth of the face in the painting. There are similar smaller faces within the eye socket and mouth and again within the eye sockets and months of these faces. This suggests a pattern of self-similarity and infinite repetition again and the key characteristics of fractal geometry. Through this infinite pattern Dali seems to be mimicking the infinite pain and anguish of all. Descharnes echoes this in stating “Eyes filled with infinite death”(Descharnes, r, Dali, Harry Abrams, NY 1985) when referring to the unrelenting repetitive nature of the self similarity within Dali’s painting. AS you can see from the second set of images shown below, Dali’s painting mimics a circular form of the cantor set.

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