Maruyama Okyo’s ghost painting

Ghost by Maruyama Ōkyo




Her sharp eyes direct at the observer, but it doesn’t focus on anywhere. It may represent her regret for this world. Her volumeless hair and thin lips amplify her fragility. When it comes to ghosts, the Japanese come to mind the figure with no legs. That’s because the image of the ghosts painted by Maruyama Ōkyo (1733-1795) was widely spread.

Title:Ghost

Size:155.4cm×33.9cm

Author:Maruyama Ōkyo

Year:1772-1780

Own:UC Berkeley Art Museum by Bebjamin Blackwell

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