Casting a shadow to see a future husband

A detail of the painting "Fortune-Telling on 
Christmastide", by Ukrainian artist 
Mykola Pymonenko.

In this painting from 1888, two Russian girls examine shadows cast by a candle, hoping to see an image of their future husbands. This type of fortune-telling was traditionally performed around Christmas.

When you view the entire painting, you'll see that the shadow of at least one handsome husband does appear - right behind them.

(Click to get a better view.)

No comments:

Post a Comment