Oscar Dominguez | decalcomania

In the fusion of Surrealism and Cubism which dominated many of his works, Spanish painter Oscar Dominguez revealed himself as a slavish follower of his countrymen Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. But in his modern update of the technique known as ‘decalcomania’, where paint is pressed between two surfaces (typically canvas and paper), he produced his most original and compelling works, visually striking and infinitely evocative. Sometimes the pressed paint was untouched, sometimes Dominguez added further elements to underscore the images suggested by the smears.

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