Material

The substance(s) or object (s) out of which artwork is or can be made. Examples include: clays, fibers, glass, papers, plastics, metals, pigments, stones, woods, etc. In body art the material might be the artist's body. In conceptual art there might be no material at all. Materials can vary from each other in many ways, some based upon formal qualities, chemical and/or biological composition, behavior in various conditions, market value, connotative or denotative meanings.






RELATED SECTIONS:

Art Theory

Use of Materials

Evaluation Process

RELATED GLOSSARY WORDS:

Linen

Glossy

Canvas

Texture

Stretcher

Linseed Oil