Little Machine Constructed by Minimax Dadamax in Person is an oil painting produced between 1919 and 1920 by German painter Max Ernst.
Max Ernest first created print reproductions of these diagrams on the canvas. These reproductions were then given texture, color of mixed media style which includes a combination of watercolor, pencil, and gouache and ink frottage. The ink frottage was a great technique which was created by Max Ernest himself. This technique involves giving the painting a three dimensional look by creating rubbings of different textured surfaces like wood and textiles.
Max Ernest was also much interested in typography. Several shapes of the little machine diagram were indication letters. At the bottom of this painting, the artist inscribed the following message “Little machine constructed by Minimax Dadamax in person for fearless pollination of female suckers at the beginning of the change of life and for other such fearless functions.”