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Ghostly Images in Japanese Art

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0206
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The Ghost of Oiwa by Katsushika Hokusai

In Japan, ghosts have been an enduring theme in the history of art, touching people’s deepest fears, curiosities, and imaginations. This fascination has inspired Japanese artists over the centuries to try to interpret mysterious and frightening phenomena.

Yui Suzuki, an art historian specializing in Japanese religious art, explores the popularity and proliferation of images representing female ghosts in Edo-period Japan (1600–1867). Maruyama Okyo’s nationally renowned painting Ghost and Katsushika Hokusai’s fascinating woodblock print, The Ghost of Oiwa, are among the celebrated works she explores this evening.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.

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