A term that refers to the use of more than one type of medium to create a work of art. It is important for mixed media artists to choose a solid foundation and allow ample time for drying between layers to uphold the integrity of the work. Mixed media is often experimental so it is important to purchase mixed media works that have had time to dry to avoid any unwanted cracking or peeling that may come through in the drying process.
An innovative canvas, aluminum comes in standard and textured finishes and is a receptive surface for oil paints and photographic prints. Emillions artist, Andreas Nottebohm, has perfected a shimmering three-dimensionality to his aluminum paintings, while Emillions photographer, Ryan Saevitz, uses aluminum photographic printing to bring a modernity to his landscapes and nature scenes. Dennis Sabo opts for the consistent richness of saturation achieved by prints on metal.
Abstract art is non-representational art or sculpture that does not depict elements of the natural world and signify a departure from realistic portrayal. Art from the Renaissance to the 19th century was realist and representational in nature. As European artists began to be exposed to art from other cultures, they found new ways to depict visual language. By the late 19th century, abstract forms and works began to appear in the art world.
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A key pioneer of metal art, Andreas Nottebohm uses aluminum as his canvas, creating three-dimensional, luminous, otherworldly pieces. His singular pieces drew the attention of NASA, which commissioned major works from Nottebohm for the Columbia space shuttle launch in 1981. His work has been widely exhibited in Germany, the United States, Australia and Brazil. Nottebohm […]