frottage


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frottage

[frȯ′täzh]
(graphic arts)
A technique in which a material, such as paper, is placed on a rough or irregular surface and is rubbed with a pencil or paint; the approximate image of the peaks and valleys results; the method is used to copy bas-reliefs, tombstones, and bronzes.
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I took another piece of canvas into the woods, wrapped it around a rock and performed my first frottage, (titled) `Waterfalls.
93, next to highest mean number of victims among assaultive groups when compared with frottage group having highest count at 30.
What does concern me greatly, however, is the constant relegation of frottage to the end of the list of gay male sexual pleasures, after anal and oral sex; as well as the relentless pressure faced by gay men to have anal sex.
In the words of pop's queen of frottage, Britney Spears, oops
Most groovy are her rollered stripes for this season's bar code look, flicked splatters that involve just that - flicking and spattering - very graffiti art, and abstract frottage - not a sexual act, but a very cool, wavy freehand design.
So I go to meet him and he pulls out all these fetish magazines--sploshing and frottage, I think maybe he had [the gay beat" magazine] American Grizzly.
Woodblock prints, frottage, paper marbling, and even batik, all make for interesting paper decorating mechanisms.
While Coleseott's irreverent hand appears more present with age, his interest in technically expanding the language of printmaking is apparent right from, the start, notably evidenced in Fisherman, 1950, in which he pairs color screenprinting and frottage to yield an impression of actual thread that serves as the work's pictorial fishing line.
Curated by the Whitechapel's Andrea Tarsia and by Kasper Konig and Nina Gulicher of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, the show connected the dots (and illuminated the leaps) within three decades of roving artistic activity, roping together sleek sculptural ellipsoids, frottage abstractions, gaudily framed mises en abymes, photographs, and more, then modulating confidently into an extensive showcase for the German artist's recent assemblages.
A series of frottage paintings from the late '80s and early '90s bears the title "Basic Research"--a neat subversive twist on the traditional place of painting in a hierarchy that was reestablished in the '80s, a return to order abetted by flagrant amnesia regarding the work of the previous two decades.
Once the artist completed the drawing, she transferred it forty times, using a method resembling frottage, to sheets of graph paper, displacing the drawing by half a centimeter each time.
It also extends MaxErnst's frottage technique into new, hallucinatory territory.