Polish History through Art

Polish history is long and colorful, and what better way to tell this story than through art? Here are some featured images and photographs throughout Polish history.
Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine: Signing of the 3 May Constitution, 1791. source: National Library

Jean Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine: Signing of the 3 May Constitution, 1791. source: National Library

Jan Matejko, Rejtan - the Fall of Poland, 1866, source: source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Jan Matejko, Rejtan - the Fall of Poland, 1866, source: source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Pauwel Casteels, Battle of Vienna, digitised by Google Art Project; source: Museum of Jan II's Palace in Wilanów; source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Pauwel Casteels, Battle of Vienna, digitised by Google Art Project; source: Museum of Jan II's Palace in Wilanów; source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Józef Brandt, Battle of Chocim (Khotyn), source: National Museum in Warsaw; source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Józef Brandt, Battle of Chocim (Khotyn), source: National Museum in Warsaw; source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Ernest Lissner, The Poles surrender the Moscow Kremlin to Prince Pozharsky in 1612; source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Ernest Lissner, The Poles surrender the Moscow Kremlin to Prince Pozharsky in 1612; source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Jan Matejko, Union of Lublin, National Museum in Lublin; source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Jan Matejko, Union of Lublin, National Museum in Lublin; source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Anonymous painter, Battle of Orsha; source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Anonymous painter, Battle of Orsha; source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia

Jan Matejko, Stańczyk, oil on canvass, 88 × 120 cm, courtesy of the National Museum in Warsaw

Jan Matejko, Stańczyk, oil on canvass, 88 × 120 cm, courtesy of the National Museum in Warsaw

Jan Matejko, Battle of Grunwald / Bitwa pod Grunwaldem, 1878, oil on canvas, 426 x 987 cm, From the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw (MNW), photo: courtesy of MNW

Jan Matejko, Battle of Grunwald / Bitwa pod Grunwaldem, 1878, oil on canvas, 426 x 987 cm, From the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw (MNW), photo: courtesy of MNW

Wojciech Gerson, Dymitr of Goray and Jadwiga, source:  CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia Commons

Wojciech Gerson, Dymitr of Goray and Jadwiga, source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia Commons

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