Max ERNST<br/>
<em>Forest and sun</em> (c. 1926-1927) <!-- (recto) --><br />
<em>(Forêt et soleil)</em><br />
oil on canvas<br />
22.0 x 27.0 cm<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Felton Bequest, 1955<br />
3211-4<br />
© Max Ernst/ADAGP, Paris. Licensed by Copyright Agency, Australia

Frottage forests

Levels 3-6

Explore texture through frottage. Transfer the textures of found objects onto paper, and arrange them to resemble an imaginary forest landscape.

Learning objectives

  • Define frottage and examples of artists who use frottage in their art making.
  • Identify and gather diverse materials as the source of textures in artworks.
  • Apply the technique of frottage to create an imaginary landscape.
  • Control tonal depth by varying the pressure of pencil on the page.