The technique of rubbing with crayon or graphite on a piece of paper which has been placed over an object, or an image achieved in this way. Also simply referred to as rubbing. Such impressions are usually made from such highly textured subjects as leaves, wood, wire screen, gravestones, and manhole covers. It was a technique especially employed by surrealists, one of whom, Max Ernst (German, 1891-1976), first introduced frottage in his works in 1925, often employing such rubbings as part of a collage, or combining frottage with painting techniques. (pr. fraw-tahzh')

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  • frottage — [ frɔtaʒ ] n. m. • 1690; de frotter ♦ Action de frotter. Frottage d un plancher. ● frottage nom masculin Action de frotter, en particulier les parquets, les carrelages. Procédé graphique et pictural utilisé à partir de 1925 par Max Ernst et qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Frottage —   [frɔ taːʒə; französisch »das Reiben«] die, , Abreibung, Durchreibung, grafische Verfahren, bei dem Papier auf prägende Unterlagen (Holz, Metall, Steine, Textilien u. Ä.) gedrückt und mit Graphit abgerieben wird, um die jeweilige Struktur der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Frottage — may refer to:* Frottage (art), technique * Frotteurism, a form of sexual deviation * Consensual sexual rubbing between partners. See Non penetrative sex …   Wikipedia

  • frottage — (n.) 1933, from Fr. frottage rubbing, friction, from frotter to rub, from O.Fr. froter to rub, wipe; beat, thrash (12c.), from L. fricare to rub. As a paraphilia, it is known as frotteurism …   Etymology dictionary

  • frottage — Frottage. s. m. v. Le travail de celuy qui frotte. Le frottage d un plancher …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • frottage — [frə täzh′] n. 1. sexual gratification from rubbing against the body of another person 2. an artistic rubbing or tracing from a surface that is textured, raised, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Frottage — Die Frottage (frz. frotter „reiben“) oder Abreibung ist ursprünglich eine alte Drucktechnik, deren künstlerisches Potential von Max Ernst ab 1924 für die Bildende Kunst neu entdeckt und weiterentwickelt wurde. Bei der Frottage wird die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Frottage — El término frottage puede referirse a: Frottage, técnica artística que consiste en el frotamiento de un lápiz sobre una hoja colocada sobre un objeto para conseguir una impresión de la forma y textura de dicho objeto; Frottage, actividad sexual… …   Wikipedia Español

  • FROTTAGE — s. m. Le travail de celui qui frotte. Le frottage d un plancher. Le prix du frottage …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • FROTTAGE — n. m. Travail de celui qui frotte. Le frottage d’un plancher. Le prix du frottage …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • frottage — /fraw tahzh /, n. 1. a technique in the visual arts of obtaining textural effects or images by rubbing lead, chalk, charcoal, etc., over paper laid on a granular or relieflike surface. Cf. rubbing (def. 2). 2. a work of art containing shapes and… …   Universalium

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