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.
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Hartwig, Edward (1909-2003) [Warszawa, Ośrodek Sztuki Współczesnej]. Polona, the new project of The National Library, releases thousands of unique photographs, graphics and much more via website polona.pl.

Hartwig, Edward (1909-2003) [Warszawa, Ośrodek Sztuki Współczesnej]. Polona, the new project of The National Library, releases thousands of unique photographs, graphics and much more via website polona.pl.

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

Queen Jadwiga and Dymitr (Królowa Jadwiga i Dymitr z Goraja) - Wojciech Gerson

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

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

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

Ernest Nicholas Johann Ernestovich Lissner Expulsion of Polish invaders from the Moscow Kremlin in

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 / Wikimedia

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

Stańczyk by Jan Matejko The jester is the only person at a 1514 royal ball troubled by the news that the Russians have captured Smolensk.

Władysław Łuszkiewicz, Casimir the Great Visiting Esther, from the collection of Lviv National Art Gallery; Source: CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia Commons

Casimir the Great visiting Esther by Łuszczkiewicz "Kazimierz Wielki u Esterki". oil on canvas Dimensions × cm × in)

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

Fragment of the painting Rejtan - the Fall of Poland by Jan Matejko, source: CC BY-SA / Wikimedia Commons

Dorys, Benedykt Jerzy (1901-1990) [Alina Halska w "Pani Walewskiej", Teatr im. Wojciecha Bogusławskiego w Warszawie]. Polona, the new project of The National Library, releases thousands of unique photographs, graphics and much more via website polona.pl.

Dorys, Benedykt Jerzy [Alina Halska w "Pani Walewskiej", Teatr im…

Portret Lucyny Kotarbińskiej. Polona, the new project of The National Library, releases thousands of unique photographs, graphics and much more via website polona.pl.

Polona, the new project of The National Library, releases thousands of unique photographs, graphics and much more via website polona.

Wieczorek, Antoni (1898-1940) Polesie, koszenie trawy pod wodą. Polona, the new project of The National Library, releases thousands of unique photographs, graphics and much more via website polona.pl.

Wieczorek, Antoni (1898-1940) Polesie, koszenie trawy pod wodą. Polona, the new project of The National Library, releases thousands of unique photographs, graphics and much more via website polona.pl.

Dorys, Benedykt Jerzy (1901-1990) [Portret Marii Balcerkiewiczówny]. Polona, the new project of The National Library, releases thousands of unique photographs, graphics and much more via website polona.pl.

Polona, the new project of The National Library, releases thousands of unique photographs, graphics and much more via website polona.

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, source: National Library

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