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Why I Love Mixed Media and The History Behind It!

"I love creating Mixed Media Art, since I started making collages on a big journal that my friend gave me 15 yrs. ago. When I create a Mixed Media artwork is like going to a magical, serene place where all my ideas seems to burst into a kaleidoscope of possibilities".

"The idea of using different mediums, textures, layering, techniques and found objects it's exciting and seeing how all come together at once, to deliver my story, my message it's even fascinating. I usually like to create things that I like and that seems to give an effect in others".
 "Te Amo"
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"You can create a Mixed Media artwork in any surface that will support the mediums you are working on. It has no limits and sometimes it breaks the traditional rules in art making. Whether is a little detail in your painting or use it as a focal point in your artwork it will always be a Mixed Media art form".

"I have gather some information to get you started in this amazing art form called Mixed Media":

By definition, mixed media art is any form of art that combines two or more mediums in one work. Use of the term began circa 1912 with Cubist collages and the art of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, but these men weren't the first to create mixed media art.
The Earliest Mixed Media Artists
Although they weren't called mixed media artists, artists of the Byzantine Empire, 330 to 1453 A.D., often used gilded gold leaf on their paintings, mosaics, frescoes and manuscripts. The arts stagnated through the Dark Ages, but flourished with the coming of the Renaissance. In addition to working with tempera, a paint medium that dates to ancient Egypt, oil painting became popular. Many artists applied gold leaf to painted wood panels to achieve vibrant skies or shining halos on religious panels.

Cubist Movement
The Cubist art movement began in Europe during the early years of the 20th century. It broke from centuries of traditional painting by depicting objects as three-dimensional images that could be painted from multiple points of view. Space was no longer limited to the flat canvas; by using an analytical system, artists could fragment and redefine viewpoints.
Picasso's First Mixed Media 
Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque are considered the fathers of Cubism. Working separately with no communication between them, both artists created works that were similar. By breaking down art to dimensional points of reference, they worked with form and space rather than realistic images. In 1912 Picasso created his first true mixed media piece, "Still Life with Chair Caning." He pasted paper and oilcloth to canvas and combined them with painted areas.

Picasso's Later Works
Beginning in 1912, Picasso applied mixed media techniques to dimensional sculpture. The "Glass of Absinthe" done in 1914 is a vertical piece with many disparate objects assembled together, while "Still Life" involved gluing scraps of wood and a piece of upholstery fringe together and painting them. More realistic is his 1923 piece "The Lovers" which was done using ink, watercolor paints and charcoal on paper.

Mixed Media in the 21st Century 
Drawing from the work of early artists, mixed media is now an accessible art form for both professional and amateur artists. Assemblage and collage can be found mixed with acrylic and watercolor painting, rubber-stamped art, sculpture and altered books. Fibers, torn papers, inks, glitter and beads are finding their way into works of fine art and commercial pieces like greeting cards and quilts. The future of mixed media, it seems, is limited only by the imagination of artists and whatever they can get their hands on.
Collage
The art critic Clement Greenberg suggested that collage, a form of mixed media in which various items are combined into a single composition, was one of the most significant steps in the development of modern art. Greenberg places the origin of collage in the work of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in the years between 1911 and 1913.

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