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Sphere Clock

'The Calendar Wheel' assemblage in drawer with spheres clock shells cards
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Calendar Wheel' is an original assemblage by the American artist Charles Berg. Within a divided drawer, Berg has assembled a variety of found objects: metal balls, a clock, a sheet ...
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1970s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Metal

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Large German Art Deco Circular Alarm Clock with Tilde & Sphere Decoration.
Located in Port Hope, ON
This large German Art Deco mechanical alarm clock features a circular bezel with a convex crystal. Both the hands and numerals are very Art Deco in style and there is a strong graphi...
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

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Chrome

Spartus Starburst Clock with Circular Detail and Brass Spheres, circa 1950
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful starburst clock by Spartus from the Atomic Age era. Finished in a brass tone with a circular decorative rim punctuated by brass spheres. Plug in cord and wall mount at the ...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Wall Clocks

Materials

Acrylic

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Finding the Right Mixed Media for You

Mixed media is a type of art that sees artists using a range of materials or more than one medium. Find a range of mixed media paintings and other artworks for your space today on 1stDibs.

Mixed media is distinct from multimedia, which describes art involving electronic media, including video, computers and digital elements. Artists combine painting, drawing, photography and sculpture for mixed media art. Instead of sticking to one form, they aim to break boundaries and create unique pieces. Pop art is one of the vibrant periods for mixed media art, with Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg among its most fabled producers. Rauschenberg, like many mixed media artists, used found objects in his work, from cast-off furniture to newspapers.

Collage is one of the most well-known areas of mixed media. Artists use various types of paper, fabric, photographs and more to create one cohesive work. A type of collage is assemblage, which involves 3D objects.

While artists may use fabric in collage, it can be the very substance of the art itself. Fabric art makes extensive use of texture. Artists may paint or embroider on fabric to create layers of texture and color to evoke a specific feeling. They can also transfer photos onto fabric for innovative ways to display visuals.

Resin-based art has clean, sharp lines and a definitive shape. Resin is a liquid that hardens to a high-gloss surface and is used to seal wood, counters and floors. Resin can also seal artwork, and many artists tint it using pigment powder, ink, spray paint and other vivid materials. If water is added, the resin will turn milky instead of being completely transparent. It’s common for artists working in mixed media to use resin on nontraditional surfaces like glass, wood, metal and stone. This creates a shine that’s perfect to brighten a dull space in the home or office.

Find mixed media paintings and other art for sale on 1stDibs.