Hung Liu – Minghun – Ghost Marriage
Dimensions: 80 x 80″
Medium: oil on canvas
This powerful piece by Hung Liu illustrates the practice of wealthy families purchasing brides if their sons, if their child had died before he could marry. The image shows a beautiful young woman shrouded in veils next to the deceased man. Her fate is to be buried with him so he will not have to enter the afterlife alone.