Revival of a star Matejko's Copernicus and history painting today

 Revival of a star Matejko's Copernicus and history painting today

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 3rd Jun 2021

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Jan Matejko's 'Astronomer Copernicus' (1873) was, in some ways, the dying star of history painting.

While the painting was and remains iconic, the genre waned in the decades following its creation. Yet, Matejko's star burns bright to this day and the legacy of history painting continues in some contemporary art.

Christopher Riopelle, curator of 'Conversations with God: Jan Matejko’s Copernicus' joins guest speakers including art critic Waldemar Januszczak to discuss the impact of Matejko’s painting on the Polish cultural imagination, the current revival of Matejko beyond Poland, and the continuing relevance of history painting, past and present, for illuminating current events.

This event is organised in association with the Polish Hearth Society.


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 3rd Jun 2021

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2021-06-03 2021-06-03 Europe/London Revival of a star Matejko's Copernicus and history painting today A panel of speakers discuss the cultural relevance and legacy of this iconic Polish painting. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/06/03/revival-of-a-star-matejkos-copernicus-and-history-painting-today-261428 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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