posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 01:28 PM
Looking at these paintings I couldn't help but wonder what made the artists paint them. Did some of them actually draw their inspiration from
experience, or were they just using their imagination? Back then people couldn't just take a snapshot using their cameras, so I'm guessing this
could have been one way for them to attempt recording a ghost sighting. I have come across numerous more paintings by famous and unknown artists
showing ghosts but only wanted to show the 10 I liked the most, or found the most intriguing.
If you come across any paintings of ghosts not shown here, please feel free to add them.
1. J.E. Millais-Speak!Speak!-1895
2. The ghost of Caesar taunts Brutus about his imminent defeat. Copperplate engraving, Edward Scriven -1802
3. The ghost of Banqo-Theodore Chasseriau-1854
4. Richard III and the Ghosts- William Blake ca. 1806
5. Mark Ryden-Ghost Girl- 2006
6. Kaidan Chibusa Enoki-The Ghostly Tale of the Wet Nurse Tree-19th c.
7. Joseph-Werner-Four-Grave Robbers Awaken a Ghost-17th c.
8. Alfred Kubin-Water Ghost-1905
9. John Downman - The Ghost of Clytemnestra Awakening the Furies-1781
10. Laura Milnor Iverson-Lenore by an Olive tree-2010