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jan matejko

Crime Art in MOCAK
Portraits of anonymous criminals by Deborah Hirsch, the tombstones of serial killers by Zbigniew Libera and Lars Laumann's film about a young Norwegian woman's love for a convict are only a part of the works presented at the "Crime in Art" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow. More »
Battle of Grunwald Explained
Characters and events in Jan Matejko's Battle of Grunwald explained, at last. More »
Was Matejko A Painter?
Jan Matejko in his studio, source: NAC Who was Matejko? The Pope of Polish art? An illustrator and chronicler of historic events? Or was he rather a great ideologist, the creator of national myths and Poles’ ideas about their own history and identity? And, in the end, was he a painter? This last question was once posed by the prominent Polish art historian Mieczysław Porębski. The 120th anniversary of Jan Matejko’s death provides us with the opportunity to remember his paintings as well as the various figures he emobodies - from the master of ceremony at patriotic seances, through the joker... More »
Rejtan - Jan Matejko
Out of the 320 or so known oil paintings by Matejko, it is Rejtan which still gives rise to strong emotion today. More »
Grunwald: What Comes after Matejko?
The exhibition at the Museum of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn explores how the "Battle of Grunwald" has served as a key source of inspiration for artists through the ages. More »
Battle of Grunwald - Jan Matejko
Jan Matejko's "The Battle of Grunwald" is indisputably one of the most famous paintings in Poland's national collection. More »
The exhibition will be the first collective public presentation of works by almost all the artists known to have emerged from the studio of Jan Matejko. More »