List of art media
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Arts media is the material and tools used by an artist, composer or designer to create a work of art, for example, "pen and ink" where the pen is the tool and the ink is the material. Here is a list of types of art and the media used within those types.
Common drawing materials
Common supports (surfaces) for drawing
Common drawing tools and methods
- Graphic art software and 3D computer graphics
- Word processors and desktop publishing software
- Digital photography and digital cinematography
- Specialized input devices (e.g. variable pressure sensing tablets and touchscreens)
- Digital printing
- Programming languages
- Computer animation and computer-generated imagery
- Video art and its subsets single-channel video and video installation
Installation art is a site-specific form of sculpture that can be created with any material. An installation can occupy a large amount of space, create an ambience, transform/disrupt the space, exist in the space. One way to distinguish an installation from a sculpture (this may not apply to every installation) is to try to imagine it in a different space. If the objects present difficulties in a different space than the original, it is probably an installation.
Traditional writing media
- Digital word processor
- Internet websites
- Letterpress printing
- Computer printers
- Pen and ink or *quill
Common bases for writing
Common paint media
Uncommon paint media
Supports for painting
Common tools and methods
- Action painting
- Aerosol paint
- Paint roller or paint pad
- Palette knife
Graphic narrative media
Comics creators use many of the same media as traditional painters.
The performing arts is a form of entertainment that is created by the artist's own body, face and presence as a medium. There are many skills and genres of performance; dance, theatre and re-enactment being examples. Performance art is a performance that may not present a conventional formal linear narrative.
- Digital image sensor
- Photographic film
- Potassium dichromate
- Potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate
- Silver nitrate
In the art of printmaking, "media" tends to refer to the technique used to create a print. Common media include:
- Computer printing
- Intaglio (printmaking)
- Letterpress (literature)
- Moku hanga
- Offset printing
- Photographic printing
- Planographic printing
- Printing press
- Relief printing
- Woodblock printing
In sculpting, a solid structure and textured surface is shaped or combined using substances and components, to form a three-dimensional object. The size of a sculptured work can be built very big and could be considered as architecture, although more commonly a large statue or bust, and can be crafted very small and intricate as jewellery, ornaments and decorative reliefs.
The art of sound can be singular or a combination of speech or objects and crafted instruments, to create sounds, rhythms and music for a range of sonic hearing purposes. See also music and sound art.
In the art of textiles a soft and flexible material of fibers or yarn is formed by spinning wool, flax, cotton, or other material on a spinning wheel and crocheting, knitting, macramé (knotting), weaving, or pressing fibres together (felt) to create a work.
- Conceptual art
- Decorative arts
- Design tool
- Fashion design
- Fine art
- Fire performance
- Graphic arts
- Liberal arts
- List of pen types, brands and companies
- Medium specificity
- Mixed media
- New materials in 20th-century art
- Plastic arts
- Recording medium
- Video game art
- Tate. "Medium – Art Term". Tate. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
- Media (artists' materials) — definition from the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus.
- Artistic Medium, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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