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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.

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