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frottage Reference library
A technique of creating an image by placing a piece of paper over some rough surface such as grained wood or sacking and rubbing the paper with a crayon or pencil until it acquires an impression of the surface quality of the substance beneath. The resulting image is usually taken as a stimulus to the imagination, forming the point of departure for a picture expressing unconscious imagery. The technique was invented in ...
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[from the French frotter, ‘to rub’]
An adaptation of the traditional method of making a rubbing, the technique of frottage involves the making of an impression of an object such as wood, stone, or fabric by placing a sheet of paper over it and rubbing the paper with ...