Shadowgraphy Art – Learn Hand Shadows

Shadowgraphy or Ombromanie is the art of performing a story or show using images made only by hand shadows.

The use of shadows to amuse and entertain has a very long history, exactly in the fourth century BC, the ancient Greek author Plato described a procession of shadows moving along the wall of a cave, like the figures shown by a puppeteer. Was he referring to shadow theatre as we know it, It’s certainly true that there are records of shadow puppets being used in performances in China and India more than two thousand years ago.

Hand Shadows became popular in the 19th century, it was one of the most popular arts at that time, when many books were produced illustrating ways of making animals and people shadows.

Here are few hand shadows  and we hope you will have fun and enjoy it with your kids.

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Posted on February 10, 2012, in Art, Hobby and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Awesome art.. tough to learn i guess so :(-Dee..

  2. nice learning buddy

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