Decalcomania Silk Scarf

Dali's 'Decalcomania' (1936) represents a female-esque figure with a head of roses set against a dark ground. It is surrounded by a decorative archway made of bones painted in gold, which is on a separate support in its original form and was probably achieved through drawing rather than decalcomania to provide a visual frame for the central figure. In some of these bone-like shapes, which appear in the arch, Dali has added little faces after the fact transforming them into skulls. Dali made this and other decalcomanias in 1936, the same year the other Surrealists demonstrated such enthusiasm for this new technique.

A sheer 100% silk oblong scarf patterns this image in mirror fashion. Scarf measures approximately 60 inches long by 14 inches wide. (Picture is showing half of the scarf.)

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