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automatism

automatism  

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A method of painting or drawing in which conscious control is suppressed, allowing the subconscious to take over. André Breton wrote in the Surrealist manifesto of 1924 of ‘pure psychic automatism’, ...
dendrite

dendrite  

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n. one of the shorter branching processes of the cell body of a neuron, which makes contact with other neurons at synapses and carries nerve impulses from them into the cell body.
frottage

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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(French: ‘rubbing’). 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 ... More
frottage

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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(French: rubbing), a technique of creating an image by placing a piece of paper over some rough surface such

frottage

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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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 ... More
Max Ernst

Max Ernst  

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(1891–1976)German-born painter, who became a French citizen in 1958. He was a leading member of the dada and surrealist movements and developed the technique of frottage.Under parental pressure, ...
surrealism

surrealism  

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A 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images. Launched in ...

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