decalcomania

   decal and decalcomania
   Decalcomania is the process of transferring images from specially prepared paper to the surface of a material such as canvas, glass, or metal. "Decal" is short for decalcomania, and is now more popularly used, often for a sticker, many either decorative or advertising. "Decalcomania" came to English from a similar French word meaning "a craze for transferring a tracing," when the process was very popular, first in France, then in England in the mid-19th century. (pr. d?-kal' and d?-kal'k?-may"nee-?h)
   Decalcomania was adopted as a surrealist art process in 1936 by Oscar Dominguez (Spanish, born Tenerife, 1906-1957), who described his technique as "decalcomania with no preconceived object." It involved applying gouache to paper or glass, then transferring a reversal of that image onto canvas or some other material. Max Ernst (German, also lived in the USA, 1891-1976) also practiced decalcomania, as did Hans Bellmer (German, 1902-1975) and Remedios Varo (Spanish, also lived in France and Mexico, 1908-1963).

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  • decalcomania — /dekalkoma nia/ s.f. [dal fr. décalcomanie, comp. di décalquer decalcare e manie mania ]. [processo di trasposizione su unasuperficie di un immagine a colori impressa su carta debitamente predisposta; anche, l immagine stessa] ▶◀ calcomania,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • decalcomania — s. f. 1. Processo que permite transferir por pressão imagens para outra superfície. 2. Imagem obtida por este processo. • Sinônimo geral: DECALQUE   ‣ Etimologia: francês décalcomanie …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • decalcomania — [dē kal΄kō mā′nē ə, dēkal΄kəmā′nē ə] n. [Fr décalcomanie < décalquer, to trace, copy (< dé , DE + calquer, to copy < It calcare, to press, trample < L calcare: see CAULK) + manie < Gr mania, madness] 1. the process of transferring… …   English World dictionary

  • decalcomania — de·cal·co·ma·nì·a s.f. 1. TS graf. tecnica di trasferimento di immagini da un supporto di carta speciale a una superficie definitiva; decalcomania a umido, a secco, a seconda che, per farlo aderire, il disegno debba essere inumidito o sia… …   Dizionario italiano

  • decalcomania — noun Etymology: French décalcomanie, from décalquer to copy by tracing (from dé de + calquer to trace, from Italian calcare, literally, to tread, from Latin) + manie mania, from Late Latin mania more at caulk Date: 1864 1. the art or process of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decalcomania — /di kal keuh may nee euh, mayn yeuh/, n. 1. the art or process of transferring pictures or designs from specially prepared paper to wood, metal, glass, etc. 2. decal (defs. 1, 2). [1860 65; < F décalcomanie, equiv. to décalc (repr. décalquer to… …   Universalium

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