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“Follow Me Through the Vale of Tears. Artur Grottger’s War Cycle” Exhibition at the National Museum in Wrocław

Art and Heritage in Central Europe

The series of drawings by Artur Grottger entitled “Wojna” [War] is  – together with “Poczet królów polskich” [The Gallery of Polish Kings] by Jan Matejko, and the Panorama of the Battle of Racławice – one of the nation’s treasures in the custody of the National Museum in Wrocław. These eleven drawings made in 1866–1867 are considered a timeless work of art presenting a universal vision of the cruelty and damage caused by war. The presentation of these works in the National Museum in Wrocław commemorates the Year of  Romuald Traugutt, the leader of the January Uprising of 1863, and its events.

The exhibition opens on the anniversary of Romuald Traugutt’s birthday (16 January 1826). Curator of the exhibition is Natalia Sienkiewicz. The exhibition is available from January 16 to June 16, 2024.

Read more: https://mnwr.pl/en/follow-me-through-the-vale-of-tears-artur-grottgers-war-cycle/

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