This tutorial discusses the different types of artistic media used by artists.
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The material in which a work of art is made, such as painting or sculpture.
A work of art that exists in space, usually sculpture, or variations of sculpture.
Common materials used to make works of art, or architecture, i.e. stone, wood, bronze, ink, paint, paper.
A work of art made on a flat surface, such as a painting, drawing, print, or photograph.