Original Mixed Media Artworks

In visual art, mixed media describes artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. Assemblages and collages are two common examples of art using different media that will make use of different materials including cloth, paper, wood and found objects. Mixed media art can be differentiated into distinct types, such as for example collages, assemblages, found object art, altered books, and 'wet and dry media'.

 

The first modern artwork to be considered mixed media is Pablo Picasso's 1912 collage Still Life with Chair Caning, which used paper, cloth, paint and rope to create a pseudo-3D effect. The influence of movements like Cubism and Dada contributed to the mixed media's growth in popularity throughout the 20th century with artists like Henri Matisse, Joseph Cornell, Jean Dubuffet, and Ellsworth Kelly adopting it. This led to further innovations like installations in the late 20th century. Mixed media continues to be a popular form for artists, with different forms like wet media and markings being explored.

 

Artyish features a wide array of Mixed Media artworks:

Pavel Kuragin

Kun Fang

James Brown

Mieke Daneels

Iskander Walen

Curtiz

A Broken Universe

… and more!