History through paintings by Jan Matejko

posted on 22nd of september, 2017


History of the Republic of Poland can probably be described as one of the most eventful history in Europe. The country has been through many invasions, wars, elimination of sovereignty, uprisings and fighting for independence.
This history can be seen in numerous paintings of Jan Matejko (1838 - 1893) who was painting notable historical Polish political and military events.

Jan Matejko lived in partitioned Poland, when Poland was erased as an independent state from the world's map, hence his painting where reminding about Polish culture and were inspirational to many Poles who lived at those times.

There were many resistance movements in partitioned Poland between 1772 and 1918 to regain independent Polish state...

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Comments (3)

Posted by Kamell on October 01, 2017
Very good , I'm from Krakow and I like it .
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on September 26, 2017
Very good blog and superb paintings.
Posted by Patrick57 on September 25, 2017
Good pics of great paintings and I have learned a little bit of history :)

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