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This Painting From 1860 Shows Woman Texting On Her Smartphone, Went Unnoticed For 157 Years!

A woman walks through a countryside, engrossed in something she holds in her hands while her suitor awaits her approach with a flower in his hand. The scene is from an 1860 painting The Expected One by Austrian artist Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. 

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Retired officer Peter Russell from Glasgow, however, noticed a detail that went unnoticed for 157 years. According to him, the woman in the painting – that hangs at the Neue Pinakothek museum in Munich – is actually holding an iPhone in her hand.

Maybe the woman was swiping left and right on Tinder because she doesn’t appear to notice her kneeling suitor. 

Unfortunately, she isn’t engrossed in an iPhone but a hymn book. 

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Speaking to Motherboard, Russell said, “What strikes me most is how much a change in technology has changed the interpretation of the painting, and in a way has leveraged its entire context. The big change is that in 1850 or 1860, every single viewer would have identified the item that the girl is absorbed in as a hymnal or prayer book. Today, no one could fail to see the resemblance to the scene of a teenage girl absorbed in social media on their smartphone.”

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Source of news : Indiatimes

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