Ukiyo-e (浮世絵), “pictures of the Floating World,” is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints and paintings produced between the 17th and 20th centuries, depicting landscapes, the theater and scenes from the entertainment districts of Japanese cities. (submitted by terrible-at-organising-student)
Once in a while an image of this flamboyant Spanish surrealist artist makes his appearance on the SF Streets. He personality and actions were as colorful as his art. He knew no boundaries chiefly a painter but also into sculpture, printmaking, fashion, advertising, writing and surprisingly filmmaking. He died in 1989 but he lives beyond art museums as the streets will testify.
“The fact that I myself, at the moment of painting, do not understand my own pictures, does not mean that these pictures have no meaning; on the contrary, their meaning is so profound, complex, coherent, and involuntary that it escapes the most simple analysis of logical intuition.”