Artist of the Day- Max Ernst: frottage (click on image to view individually)

Max Ernst was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism. 

Around 1925 Max Ernst started using the technique of frottage as part of the surrealist semi-automatic procedures. Max Ernst and other Surrealist artists incorporated such rubbings into their paintings not as means of faithfully reproducing the model but as an artistic style in itself, as way of generating new and original imagery.