Sunday, 27 September 2015


    It is a technique in the visual arts of obtaining textural effects or images by placing a piece of paper on top of a rough surface and then rubbing over it, as with a pencil, charcoal, etc.
    For example: a coin, a key, etc.
The Escapee. Max Ernst, 1926
     It was developed by Max Ernst in 1925. Ernst was inspired by an ancient wooden floor where the grain of the wood had been accentuated by many years of scrubbing. The patterns of the graining suggested strange images to him. He captured these by laying sheets of paper on the floor and then rubbing over them with a soft pencil. 

Original drawing given to students


Carme Fuster

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