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Polish painting in the 19th century

An art without a homeland

Art historian Lydia Bauman asks, how Polish is Polish art of the 19th century?
Date
Thursday, 12 August 2021
Time
4 - 5 pm BST
Available online only

About

Through his history paintings, Matejko forged a national Polish identity in defiance of Poland's disappearance from the map of Europe. 

Likewise, his contemporaries expressed their own longing for Polish soil, spirit and traditions, even while dominated by foreign artistic influences during the Partitions. 

So how Polish is Polish art of the 19th century? 

Image: Detail from Jan Matejko 'The Astronomer Copernicus. Conversations with God', 1873; Jagiellonian University, Kraków © Photo courtesy the owner

Your speaker

Lydia Bauman, is a Polish-born graduate of the Courtauld, artist and art historian who, for many years, delivered lectures and guided tours at the National Gallery and other London, European and American museums. Over the course of the pandemic she created and delivered  a programme of over 180 online lectures to her own ongoing group, Art for the Uninitiated. 

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Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Talks & conversations

Polish painting in the 19th century

An art without a homeland

Art historian Lydia Bauman asks, how Polish is Polish art of the 19th century?
Date
Thursday, 12 August 2021
Time
4 - 5 pm BST
Available online only

Tickets (free)

This is an online talk, hosted on Zoom. Please book a ticket to access the event. Only one ticket can be booked per account. 

You will be emailed an E-ticket with instructions on how to access your online events, films and resources via your National Gallery account.

Bookings close one hour before the event begins.