___was a technique used by many artists beginning in the late 1970s to early 1980s.It involves borrowing or copying images or ideas from the media, art hist, etc.

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Mixed Media is a technique that incorporates multiple visual arts together.  This is not to be confused with the term multimedia art, which makes use of both visual and non-visual elements.

Since the 1970s the creative approach to the use of several visual forms has been popular; for instance, one artist named Bea Nettles has developed mixed-media photographic pieces dealing with women's identity and domesticity.  In one of her black and white photographs, she incorporates three different pictures.  Some of her photographs she combines with portraits that have been painted.

Another young artist, Michelle Caplan, uses photographs and newspaper clippings and designs cut from construction paper.  After pasting them to the canvas, the artist then takes a photograph of the entire canvas.

These mixed media forms can take the form of a collage which usually has many, many photographs mixed onto one surface.