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Gallery of 19th Century Art

Local name: Galeria Sztuki XIX wieku

Located inside: National Museum

The gallery presents leading art movements and tendencies of the 19th-century art by comparing works of Polish painters and sculptors with works of foreign authors. The exposition helps to understand the origins of the bloom of the 19th-century painting and sculpture, and also notice the relations between pieces of art which were created in the far corners of Europe and various art schools. It's a result of reflection on the common European cultural identity which foundations are the Roman and Greek ancient art and Christianity.

The exhibition mainly displays similar artistic themes used by many painters such as Battle of Somosierra by French battle painter Horace Vernet and Polish artists Piotr Michałowski and January Suchodolski. Looking at the works of certain artists, like Henryk Siemiradzki, it's possible to notice a universal character of the theme called "Juste milieu", and compare the works of painters representing popular in Poland Wileński classicism with the achievements of artists from other countries.


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    Gallery of 19th Century Art map
    Al. Jerozolimskie 300-495 Warsaw , Poland