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Topic: Mixed Media

Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.

There is an important distinction between “mixed-media” artworks and “multimedia art”. Mixed media tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media. For example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage could properly be called a “mixed media” work, but not a work of “multimedia art.” The term multimedia art implies a broader scope than mixed media, combining visual art with non-visual elements (such as recorded sound, for example) or with elements of the other arts (such as literature, drama, dance, motion graphics, music, or interactivity).

When creating a painted or photographed work using mixed media it is important to choose the layers carefully and allow enough drying time between the layers to ensure the final work will have structural integrity. If many different media are used it is equally important to choose a sturdy foundation upon which the different layers are imposed.

A phrase sometimes used in relationship to mixed media is, “Fat over lean.” In other words: “don’t start with oil paints. Plan to make them the final layer.”

Many effects can be achieved by using mixed media. Found objects can be used in conjunction with traditional artist media to attain a wide range of self-expression.

“Noble Purity – Mona Lisa” – by Mark Lewis – Available at Centaur Art Gallery ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

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Noble Purity- Mona Lisa by Mark Lewis can be seen inside Centaur Art Galleries in Las Vegas Nevada. Many of Lewis’ pieces are on display their as well. “Noble Purity- Mona Lisa” is a mixed media painting. Mixed media is a combination of fine art with digital media. The subject of “Noble Purity – Mona Lisa” is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. The Mona Lisa is one of the best known pieces of artwork in the world. Noble refers to a distinguished person. In the 1500’s, high status was usually a prerequisite for having a portrait produced. Purity can refer to the paintings subject as being simple. The woman in the portrait was wearing nothing extraordinary, and the background seems realistic; it is that of the countryside. Lewis tends to focus on different genres. Art is his way of documenting what he sees to be important. Mixed media offers much self-expression to the artist. The artist can achieve many effects with mixed media as well. Lewis began his career as a photographer only after serving his country in the United States Navy. Photography was only just the beginning, he dabbled in all the fine arts eventually. “Noble Purity- Mona Lisa” is a collage of different pieces of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Many of Lewis’ concepts were shaped around the idea of technology. His style uses a very particular technique. Lewis’ talent creates inspiration. Mark Lewis is one of the many contemporary artists Centaur Art Galleries in Las Vegas exhibits.

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