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date: 08 March 2021

mixed media 

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

A term used to describe works of art composed of a variety of different materials. Such works have been made since ancient times, but the term is applied particularly to modern pieces in which a range of unconventional materials is used, thereby making a succinct statement of medium (such as ‘oil on canvas’) impossible—in other words, exactly where the viewer would appreciate more precise information. Mixed media in this sense was popularized by the ... ...

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