Previous Entry Share Next Entry
For ias
chap
nmg

From the OED:

frottage

[a. F. frottage rubbing, friction, f. frotter to rub (see FROT v.).]

...

2. Art. The technique or process of taking a rubbing from an uneven surface, e.g. grained wood or sacking, as a point of departure for a work of art.


  • 1

I told you! Oh ye of little faith

And, let me add, that if you search the Oxford reference online (which I have to do as we don't have the full OED at Bath), these are the definitions you get:

1. frottage •n.

Art the technique or process of taking a rubbing from an uneven surface to form the basis of a work of art.

(From The Concise Oxford Dictionary)

2. frottage</div>

[From the French frotter, ‘to rub’] an adaptation of the traditional method of making a rubbing, the technique of frottage involves the making of an impression of an object such as wood, stone, or fabric by placing a sheet of paper over it and rubbing ...

(From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms)

3. frottage

A technique of creating an image by placing a piece of paper over some rough surface such as grained wood or sacking and rubbing the paper with a crayon or pencil until it acquires an impression of the surface quality of the substance beneath. The ...

(From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists)

4. frottage

A technique of creating an image by placing a piece of paper over some rough surface such as grained wood or sacking and rubbing the paper with a crayon or pencil until it acquires an impression of the surface quality of the substance beneath. The ...

(French: ‘rubbing'). A technique of creating an image by placing a piece of paper over some rough surface such as grained wood or sacking and rubbing the paper with a crayon or pencil until it acquires an impression of the surface quality of the ...

(From A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art)

6. frottage n.

rubbing up against somebody (usually in a crowd) as a means of obtaining sexual pleasure. A person displaying this sexual deviation is called a frotteur; frotteurs are almost exclusively males.

(From Concise Medical Dictionary)

7. frottage noun

M20 The practice of rubbing against or touching the (clothed) body of another person (usually in a crowd) as a means of obtaining sexual gratification.

(From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English)

8. frotteurism n.

A paraphilia characterized by recurrent, intense sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviour involving touching or rubbing up against non-consenting people, often in crowded public places. Also called frottage.

(From A Dictionary of Psychology)


Do you not have access to it through Athens or similar?

No - it costs fuck loads (to use the technical description) and we don't have an Arts faculty nor yet an English department. We do however have modern languages, which is why we have the cheaper Oxford Reference Online which includes the Shorter Oxford and multilingual dictionaries but not the full OED.

Athens is only an authentication system - you still have to subscribe separately to everything that uses the Athens system to validate which members of UK HE can use their data.

Oops, showing my ignorance there, the online subscriptions people talk about Athens in a way that made me think it allowed all of the UK universities to get access.

Part of me wants to ask what prompted this exchange. Then again part of me really really does not want to know.

We had a conversation in the pub on Friday night in which ias surprised us gutter-minded types by pointing out that the smutty definition is more recent, and that there's a definition of the term from the art world which is perfectly acceptable in polite company...


  • 1
?

Log in

No account? Create an account