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 people 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.



Author:Maruyama Ōkyo


Own:UC Berkeley Art Museum by Bebjamin Blackwell

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