37 Works, June 15th. is Jacek Malczewski’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #163

Jacek Malczewski (1854–1929)
Sunday at the mine (Rest at the mine), c. 1882

Oil on canvas
Height: 118 cm (46.4 in); Width: 180 cm (70.8 in)
National Museum in Warsaw

Sunday in the Mine from 1882 is one of many paintings by Jacek Malczewski — realistic, symbolist, expressionist — devoted to the martyrdom of Polish exiles, including participants of subsequent national uprisings, in Siberia. The Siberian series painted by Malczewski in the years 1877–1895 includes scenes from stages, prisons, mines and places of exile.

Sunday in the Mine — additionally emphasizes inhumane living conditions for convicts forced to work also on Sundays. More on this painting

Jacek Malczewski (15 July 1854–8 October 1929) was a Polish symbolist painter who is one of the most revered painters of Poland, associated with the patriotic Young Poland movement following a century of Partitions. He is regarded as the father of Polish Symbolism. His creative output combined the predominant style of his times, with historical motifs of Polish martyrdom, the romantic ideals of independence, Christian and Greek mythology, folk tales, as well as his love of the natural world. He was the father of painter Rafał Malczewski…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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