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Draw the national flag of Iceland

Python 3, 190 172 171 169 167 160 159 147 143 bytes Using PIL version 1.1.7 which has a deprecated but not removed offset method. ...
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Tweetable Mathematical Art

Table cloths Flat I started out putting a plaid/gingham pattern into perspective like a boundless table cloth: ...
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Random painter ...
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American Gothic in the palette of Mona Lisa: Rearrange the pixels

Java - GUI with progressive randomized transformation I tried a LOT of things, some of them very complicated, then I finally came back to this relatively-simple code: ...
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Tweetable Mathematical Art

Some swirly pointy things Yes, I knew exactly what to name it. ...
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Make a circle illusion animation

Python 3.4 Using the turtle module. The turtles are different colours and they always face in the same direction, so they can be easily seen to be moving along straight lines by just focusing on one ...
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Paint Starry Night, objectively, in 1kB of code

Pyth (no built-in compression), score 4695.07 4656.03 4444.82 Pyth’s only image-related functionality is a builtin to write a matrix of RGB triples as an image file. So the crazy idea here is to ...
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Of course, there has to be a Mandelbrot submission. ...
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Paint Starry Night, objectively, in 1kB of code

Mathematica, score 14125.71333 "a.png"~Export~ConstantImage[{28,34,41}/95,{386,320}] Saves this image: to a.png.
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Tweetable Mathematical Art

Mandelbrot 3 x 133 chars The first thing that popped into my mind was "Mandelbrot!". Yes, I know there already is a mandelbrot submission. After confirming that I'm able to get it below 140 ...
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Minecraft Chat (vanilla 1.10 client, spigot 1.10 server): 19 bytes &4I &1V&4o&1t&4e&1d or from the clientside: ...
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American Gothic in the palette of Mona Lisa: Rearrange the pixels

Java ...
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Draw the national flag of Iceland

x86 real-mode machine code for DOS COM, 69 65 63 62 bytes The code is meant to be executed as a DOS COM executable. Special thanks meden, saved four bytes. meden, saved two bytes and removed the ...
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Julia sets If there's a Mandelbrot, there should be a Julia set too. You can spend hours tweaking the parameters and functions, so this is just a quick one that looks decent. Inspired from Martin's ...
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Paint Starry Night, objectively, in 1kB of code

Java, 7399.80678201 This reminded me of a project I had in my numerical computations class a few semesters back, which was to draw a silhouette of Mount Everest using polynomial interpolation. That ...
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Mandelbrot image in every language

Sharp EL-9300 Graphics Calculator, 296 bytes This was my secondary school graphing calculator, getting on for 20 years ago! I remember writing a mandelbrot generator for it way back then. And sure ...
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107 votes

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This one is interesting because it doesn't use the i, j parameters at all. Instead it remembers state in a static variable. ...
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C, 82 80 78 74 54 bytes Thanks to @WillihamTotland and @criptych for saving 2 bytes each! f(){puts("␛[47;31mI␛[34m V␛[31mo␛[34mt␛[31me␛[34md");} Where ...
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Draw the ☣ (Biohazard Symbol)

T-SQL, 442 441 426 355 349 344 bytes ...
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American Gothic in the palette of Mona Lisa: Rearrange the pixels

Perl, with Lab color space and dithering Note: Now I have a C solution too. Uses a similar approach to aditsu's, (choose two random positions, and swap the pixels at those positions if it would make ...
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Draw random black-and-white forest

C: 3863 1144 1023 999 942 927 The original solution saves 2 pnm files per run (one with g appended, before dithering). Because the dithering wasn't beautiful for the first few lines, there is a hack ...
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Make a circle illusion animation

C Result: ...
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Paint Starry Night, objectively, in 1kB of code

Python3.4+, 4697.26 I used the same method as in my ImageMagick answer, but with the following parameters: ...
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Display random colored pixels

Minecraft 1.12 Redstone Command Blocks, 4,355 2,872 bytes (Size determined by saved structure block file size.) Here is a full YouTube overview, but I'll try to outline the code below. Setup Routine: ...
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Is it dark outside? Draw a sun map!

Haskell - low quality code I was extremely tired when I wrote this. I might have gone too far with projections idea, anyway, here's the projection the program uses. Basically like projecting earth ...
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Mandelbrot image in every language

I came across this the other day. I don't take credit for it, but damn, is it awesome: Python 2: ...
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Implement the Game of Life on Anything but a Regular Grid

Penrose rhombii in Python, +97 points I chose a penrose tiling composed of two different shaped rhombuses, meeting 3-8 per vertex. This penrose tiling is proven aperiodic elsewhere. The simulation is ...
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Paint Starry Night, objectively, in 1kB of code

Python 3, score 5701.31 ...
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