Decalcomania is a decorative technique by which engravings and prints may be transferred to pottery or other materials. Today the shortened version is 'decal.' Dali's 'Decalcomania' (1936) represents what appears to be a female figure with a head of roses set against a dark ground. It is surrounded by a decorative archway made of bones painted gold, which is on a separate support and probably achieved through drawing rather than decalcomania to provide a visual frame for the central figure. In some of these bone-like shapes in the arch, Dali has added little faces after the fact transforming them into skulls.
Measures 14 inches wide by 11 inches high, which includes the matting. Ready to frame.