Polish History in Images [PART 2]

The second part of our visual guide to Polish history spans the time when Poland was not on the map (but it sure was in the paintings) and takes Polish history all the way to our present

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Polish History in Images [PART 1]

Polish history can be complicated making it sometimes really difficult to tell what's really going on in these pictures. Here's the first part of our visual guide to Polish history - learn what's actually happening in these images from times immemorial to Finis Poloniae.

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A Mine of Culture—The New Silesian Museum

The turbulent and multicultural history of Silesia, as well as Poland and Europe, are woven together in this post-industrial space. The new museum opens on 26 June 2015.

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Still Searching for 63 Thousand Works of Art

Poland is still searching for 63,000 works of art lost as a result of the Second World War. "We are still waiting for the return of Cranach's Madonna as well as Rafael's Portrait of a Young Man".

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Polish Art Exhibition in Korea

The exhibition "Treasures from Chopin's Country: Polish Art from the 15th - 20th Century", which enjoyed a huge popularity in Beijing, after presentation in China was opened at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul.

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The 16th Century Alchemist Who Discovered Oxygen

Michał Sędziwój, otherwise known as Michael Sendivogius, was a Polish alchemist and diplomat who lived a fascinating life in the 16th and 17th century. His groundbreaking alchemical works, which were much valued by the likes of Isaac Newton and Antoine Lavoisier, were milestones on the path to the discovery of oxygen.

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Treasures from Chopins Country: Polish Art from the 15th - 20th Century

For the first time in history, Beijing's National Museum of China hosts a thorough and wide-ranging exhibition of Polish art, from that of the Middle Ages up to contemporary art.

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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.

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Battle of Grunwald Explained

Characters and events in Jan Matejko's Battle of Grunwald explained, at last.

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The exhibition "Treasures from Chopin's Country" in the National Museum of China in Beijing is the largest to date presentation of Polish art outside Poland. The exhibition consists of almost 350 items from 17 Polish museums. The opening ceremony on 6th February, 2015 was attended by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage professor Malgorzata Omilanowska.

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Was Matejko A Painter?

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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