Technique of obtaining an impression of a raised, incised, or textured surface by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing it with a soft pencil or crayon. Brass rubbings taken from gravestones and funerary monuments are obtained in this way. Max Ernst pioneered the technique in the 20th century. It was much favoured by the Surrealists, since it provided a point of departure for a painting or collage expressing the imagery of the subconscious.
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Classical: Frippery, frottage and fellas in frocks. Bieito's back! Die Fledermaus/ Welsh National Opera New Theatre CARDIFF Tosca/ Opera North Grand Theatre LEEDS
Sep 22, 2002; With high jinks, high kicks, a sea of sexed-up soubrettes and the revved-up ribaldry of Mark Shopping and Fing Ravenhill's re-...