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The Ghost of Oyuki, Second Half of the 18th cen

The Ghost of Oyuki, Second Half of the 18th cen


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The Ghost of Oyuki, Second Half of the 18th cen

The Ghost of Oyuki, Second Half of the 18th cen.. Found in the Collection of Muse e du Quai Branly, Paris

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Demon Demons Far East Ghost Ghosts Good And Evil Ink On Paper Japanese Art Second Half Of The 18th Cen Spirit Spirits The Oriental Arts Allegory And Literature Okyo


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This print showcases "The Ghost of Oyuki, " a hauntingly beautiful piece of art from the second half of the 18th century. Housed in the esteemed collection of Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, this ink on paper masterpiece is a testament to Japanese artist Maruyama Okyo's exceptional talent and his profound understanding of allegory and literature. "The Ghost of Oyuki" transports viewers to the mystical realm of Japanese mythology, where spirits and demons coexist with humanity. The ethereal figure depicted in this artwork represents Oyuki, a yurei or ghost, believed to be trapped between two worlds - that of the living and the dead. With delicate brushstrokes and intricate details, Okyo captures her essence as she floats gracefully amidst swirling mists. Intriguingly, "The Ghost of Oyuki" explores themes beyond mere supernatural elements. It delves into the eternal struggle between good and evil, inviting contemplation on morality and spirituality within Asian culture. This fine art image serves as a window into Japan's rich cultural heritage while also showcasing Okyo's mastery over graphic arts. As we gaze upon this mesmerizing print, we are reminded that art has no boundaries; it transcends time and space to connect us with ancient traditions. Through its evocative portrayal of spirits from far-eastern folklore, "The Ghost of Oyuki" invites us to ponder our own existence within an ever-changing world – one where both

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