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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A subsequent frottage from the series "Omnipresent Eye" (1936) shows two floating eyeballs on a surreal space-face overlaid with restraining chicken-wire frottage.
By the end of the novella, the reader witnesses how this frottage -- emotional, physical, and psychological -- afflicts her present in a tragic and poignant way.
The artist's books and frottage drawings reference Land Art in their use of natural materials, but also in their relationship to site, establishing a dialectical relationship similar to that of Robert Smithson's non sites of the late 1960s.
Breton considero al frottage como una manera superior de la escritura automatica.
Por otro lado, con la utilizacion de una regla perfectamente graduada (escalimetro) se procedio a medir con todo detalle las dimensiones de las espirales sobre los frottages realizados, valiendose para ello de un sistema de referencia cartesiano formado por dos ejes perpendiculares entre si (X,Y) que pasan por el origen del grabado (Figura 4).
The outbreak of herpes prevented him from doing more than frottage early one morning with the sexy boy whose door he saw ajar at the bed and breakfast where he was staying with Doug (January 20, 1986).
Flirtation, fun and frottage are so much more rejuvenating than a facelift.
Inappropriate fixations and obsessions have also become a concern based on case reports of stalking, frottage, fondling, paraphilias, compulsive masturbation, and sexual assault, although such reports are quite rare (Ray et al.
Either way, the sensual characteristic of musical language appears dominant: representational, it is mimetic; liberated, it is a kind of automimetic frottage.