The darkest night of the year is celebrated with light. This day our ancestors are considered as one of the most mysterious of the year. In Ukrainian tradition, the winter solstice was known as the day of threshold that must be crossed over correctly in order to enter the new year without the heavy burdens of the past. But as it happens, if you stay in the dark for long enough you start seeing your way clearer. Looking at this painting long enough spectators tend to see shapes and compositions not visible before.
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