Art

What is media and why do artist use certain types of media over others?


The word "media" is simply the plural form of "medium." A medium is simply the particular form or material that an artist chooses to use. For example, oil is one medium for painting; acrylic is another; watercolor is still another. There are many more. Sometimes an artist will work with more than one medium, in which case it's called mixed media.

In sculpture, marble is one medium, while bronze is another, and wood is still another.

Artists' choices are based on lots of things, including what they have had success with, as well as what they'd like to experiment with. There is no one answer to that question.

If you click on the Art link at the left (top of the list) you will find lots of resources to help you find information.

=)


Writeacher has it exactly. Several of my ex-students classify media as two-dimensional, three-dimensional, multimedia, or graphics. Within each of those broad categories, there are subdivisions: materials used, colors, textures, themes, and motifs.
I am looking at my Dali in front of me (Christopher Columbus discovering the New World)....media includes style also.

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 218

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. history

    How did social media shape the Syrian civil war? The Free Syrian Army held national debates on social media to determine the next leader of Syria. Both factions used video footage from battles on social media to gain political and

    asked by monica on August 7, 2018
  2. History

    Which identifies the relationship that Communist governments such as North Korea and China have with the media? News outlets are strictly prohibited by the government in Communist countries. The media has near-complete freedom in

    asked by Heather on August 5, 2018
  3. History

    Which most accurately describes which faction employed social media during the Syrian conflict? A. Both sides used social media to advance their own agendas and influence public opinion. B. Both sides used social media, but

    asked by Sergio on February 13, 2019
  4. Statistic

    A recent poll conducted by Gallup Inc. asked the following question: In general, how much trust and confidence to you have in the mass media - such as newspapers, TV, and radio - when it comes to reporting the news fully,

    asked by john on September 26, 2016
  5. EdTech

    1) what is an example of bias in media A. A website that presents a controversial opinion as though it were fact. B. A television news program that presents both sides of a particular issue**** C. A podcast expressing an authors

    asked by Hukuna Matata on February 10, 2015
  1. History

    Which most accurately describes which faction employed social media during the Syrian conflict? The Syrian government blocked social media and inserted look-alike pages in their places. Syrian activists hacked into the

    asked by Hi I’m O on May 6, 2020
  2. History

    What is an example of the way social media was employed during the protests in Ukraine? a) Foreign governments used social media to spread propaganda discrediting the protests. b) Protesters strategized bombings of government

    asked by Hi on April 24, 2020
  3. Media Literacy-Check Answers-

    What is an example of bias in media? a.) a website that presents a controversial opinion as though it were fact b.) a television news program that presents both side of particular issue

    asked by Alexia on February 20, 2014
  4. business

    Social media can have a significant impact on a company’s success (both positive and negative). What are the pros of social media, and how do you think they can be harnessed to promote effective communication? What are the cons,

    asked by Quita on October 18, 2012
  5. Another Media's Role in Political Process/Question

    With respect to the media's role in the political process, which of the following statements is true? A. The media fulfills an evaluative function by helping voters judge candidates in terms of character and competence. B. Most

    asked by Calinda on January 21, 2007
  6. Science

    A biologist is constructing a cladogram to show the evolutionary relationships between the animals shown below. If anatomical features are used to construct the cladogram, which animal will be placed farthest from the shown

    asked by S on December 5, 2013

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.