Odd Imagery

Realism (1882)

“The famous Kyoto artist Maruyama Okyo was well known for his true-to-life paintings. It was said that his flower paintings were so real that bees tried to pollinate them. Another story, illustrated by this print, tells of the time Okyo painted a ghost so ‘realistically’ that it came to life and frightened him.” – Image Description.

By Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.

Image is from Walters Art Museum and Wikimedia Commons, under Public Domain License.