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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 ...

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A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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2015
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... (French: ‘rubbing’) See Ernst, Max...

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

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2010
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68 words

... [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 crayon or pencil . Frottage was popular with painters in the Surrealist movement, in particular Max...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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2015
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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 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 1925 by Max Ernst ; many other Surrealists adopted it....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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2004
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Art & Architecture
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107 words

... (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 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 1925 by Max Ernst , who described how he was inspired by some floorboards, ‘the grain of which had been...

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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 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 subconscious imagery. The technique was invented in 1925 by Max Ernst , who described how he was inspired by some floorboards, ‘the grain of which had been...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... n. [ frot v. + -age sfx ] ( US black ) sexual desire. 2000 Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] frottage Definition: sexual needs or wants Example: Oh man, I aint gotten no action today . I need some mad mo' fo frottage...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • décolletage , découpage, Lesage, maquillage, paysage, plage, potage, vernissage • triage • persiflage • fuselage • collage • ménage • badinage • counter-espionage • mirage • entourage • corsage • repêchage • frottage • montage , photomontage • ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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2002
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... noun M20 French (= rubbing, friction). 1 M20 The practice of rubbing against or touching the (clothed) body of another person (usually in a crowd) as a means of obtaining sexual gratification. 2 M20 Art The technique or process of taking a rubbing from an uneven surface, such as grained wood, as a basis for a work of...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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130 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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67 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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69 words
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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 pencil until it ...
frotteurism

frotteurism  

A paraphilia characterized by recurrent, intense sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviour involving touching or rubbing up against non-consenting people, often in crowded public places. Also called ...
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, ...
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.
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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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... n. A paraphilia characterized by recurrent, intense sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviour involving touching or rubbing up against non-consenting people, often in crowded public places. Also called frottage . See also frotteuristic disorder . frotteur n. One who practises frotteurism. [From French frotter to...

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