“Earless Ho-ichi Ghost Story” from New version of Six Ghost Stories Series

 

Apr 2005
Acrylic, Wood
43.5×21cm







新形六怪撰 怪談耳なし芳一
幽霊画と言えば円山応挙の作品が有名だが、河鍋暁斎、伊藤晴雨なども沢山描いている。幽霊を数多く描いて来た先人達へのオマージュ。お岩、お菊、累などの有名な怪談を題材にし、怨念や情念といった日本独特の恐怖を現代風に表現したシリーズ。

Maruyama Okyo is famous for his paintings of ghosts, but Kawanabe Kyosai and Ito Seiu also produced many such images. This series is an homage to those earlier masters of ghost paintings. The series draws on the stories of such women as Oiwa, Okiku, and Kasane, and portrays uniquely Japanese sources of terror, such as the deeply held grudge (onnen) and unbridled passion (jonen), in a contemporary manner.