Building blocks: Artistic Media

A particular medium, material used by an artist to create artworks influences his/her visual language and content to be shared. The basic experience and skill needed to use various media available for artistic creation gain prime importance, as there is the potential danger of deploying a particular technique in an inappropriate context. Experience comes with experimentation and skill, though known to be inherent, can be acquired through time. Once both are established, the artist has the ability the set the proper connection between the notions of concept / idea / theme / content and artistic media, so as to initiate reasonable communication with the audience. The building blocks for such a practice can be wide-ranging and cover the gamut from traditional art media such as drawing, painting and sculpture to contemporary media such as photography, video, installation and a wide range of digital technologies such as the ones listed and described under Creative New Media Practice on this webpage.    

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