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“ArtiSlavia. Slavic culture in Polish painting, drawing and graphics since the nineteenth century”

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"ArtiSlavia" - what is hidden behind this strange word? We would like to refer to your associations and imagination. The occasion is this exhibition where we present paintings, drawings and graphics, including those found in books. These works have been created over the past 200 years. These are the fruits of the labour of several generations of Polish artists who took up or still take up the Slavic theme in their work.

Nature, rituals, customs, beliefs, folklore, fabled past, mythology, the afterlife, but also characters, and legendary and historical scenes from the beginnings of Poland, illustrations of the ancient history of the Slavs or literary works about our ancestors or maybe the life of a Polish village of old, landscapes with a breath-taking view of the sky...
Which one, Dear Visitor is most strongly associated with the term "Slavic"?
The exhibition opens up to your imagination. Some knowledge will be useful but it is not essential. Sometimes the title of the painting is enough and the associations will lead you further. We are very curious how you would answer - after seeing the exhibition – the following question: Slavic, which means what exactly?

The exhibition is open for viewing from May to October, 2021

 Curator Dariusz Stryniak (MPPP)
Cooperation Łukasz Narolski and Museum staff
Graphic design Maciej Zaborowski
Implementation Museum staff

The works presented at the exhibition are the property of
Muzeum im. prof. Stanisława Fischera w Bochni, Muzeum Górnośląskiego w Bytomiu, Muzeum Początków Państwa Polskiego w Gnieźnie, Muzeum Śląskiego w Katowicach, Muzeum Narodowego w Kielcach, Galerii BWA „U Jaksy” w Miechowie, Muzeum Etnograficzne im. Seweryna Udzieli w Krakowie, Muzeum Krakowa, Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Zamek Królewskiego – Państwowe Zbiory Sztuki na Wawelu, Muzeum Okręgowe w Lesznie, Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, Muzeum Mazowieckie w Płocku, Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu, Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie, Muzeum Okręgowe w Toruniu, Muzeum Narodowe Ziemi Przemyskiej w Przemyślu, Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie, Muzeum Wojska Polskiego w Warszawie, Muzeum Narodowego we Wrocławiu, Hanna Dola, Natalia Rex and Franciszek Frączek Family. 
We kindly thank all the above mentionned persons and instututions for lending the works and cooperation. 

Media partners of the Exibitions 

Muzeum Początków Państwa Polskiego
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