Surrealist technique for generating images by applying paint to one surface which is then pressed against another surface to transfer the design. A variation is popular with young school children, who apply paint to paper which is then folded.

Georges Hugnet Portrait automatique de l'automate d'Albert-le-Grand [Automatic Portrait of the Automaton of Albertus Magnus] 1938 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018.


Georges Hugnet
1906 - 1974


Exhibition finished
Surreal Encounters | Collecting the Marvellous
  • 4 June 2016 to 11 September 2016
Modern One
Surrealism and the Marvellous
Modern Two