What is mixed media?

This term refers to a work of art that has been created using more various different materials or mediums which may not be traditionally combined in visual art media. Mixed media artworks can be traced back to Cubism in the early 20th century. Mixed media is a broad definition which can refer to any work made from more than one material, and could be anything from a collage (such as Jessica Stockholder's Swiss Cheese Field 16, 2009) to Franz West’s Honeymoon, 2012 which is made using paper-maché with wire mesh.

 

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