Some of the decals that Wan Li Ya uses for his ornate tiles are still produced on decalcomania
paper but, for the most part, clear plastic has become the vehicle for Jingdezhen decals.
Ernst's technical inventions in the 175 works on view include the "overpainting" of the Dada pictures that are commonly called collages, as well as the semiautomatist frottage, grattage, decalcomania
, and "oscillation" processes of his Surrealist works.
Finally it was documented that Boris had exhibited his decalcomania
paintings as early as 1934--five years before Max.
The Green Child, an illustration to a Herbert Read story also featured in one of Maddox's works, seems to look forward to 60s psychedelia and avant-garde animation; the 1949 drawing Decalcomania
, in the Arts Council collection, is also impressive.
Thanks to decalcomania
, the everyday coffee and tea cup has become a popular art form of its own, and a device that often carries advertising or propaganda messages.