Oscar Domínguez

Decalcomania

About this activity
The surrealists liked inventing new ways to make surprising images. In 1936, Oscar Domínguez taught the surrealists a way of printing called ‘decalcomania’. A decalcomania print is made with blots of ink or watercolour paint on a sheet of paper. Sometimes Oscar saw a picture in the blots and used it to start a drawing.

You can create your own decalcomania drawing in this activity inspired by Oscar Domínguez.