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mixed media

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mixed media


Any combination of a variety of materials plus the associated techniques, used in the making of a single work of art. In printmaking, use when more than one technique, such as both etching and engraving, are used in one print. For the painting technique of laying oil paint glazes over tempera paint or tempera paint glazes over oil paint, use "mixed technique." For contemporary works that employ several distinct art forms, such as sculpture and music, use "multimedia works." For the concept that certain contemporary works merge known art forms to inaugurate a new type, use "intermedia."


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mixed mediums

mixed method

technique mixte

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