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Although autonomous, specific and self-contained, Malczewski's art was a sign of tendencies characteristic for European Symbolism.
It conveyed the thematic toposes of fin-de-siècle in a unique manner.
Another strong stimulus which shaped the national and martyrological iconography of Malczewski's works, was the patriotic oeuvre of Artur Grottger, a Polish Romantic of a later period.
In spite of his temporary stay in Paris, Munich (1885-1886, 1893) and Vienna (1914-1916), along and several trips to Italy (1880, 1890), Greece and Turkey (1884 - as an illustrator and documentalist for an archaeological expedition organized by Karol Lanckoroński) Malczewski drew his artistic inspirations mainly from Polish art, tradition, and folk art, supplementing them with outstandingly interpreted motifs from mythology and the Bible.
Malczewski's oeuvre covers a few thematic series of a homogenous form, which coexisted and enriched one another by exchanging and interweaving its motifs.
It was as early as in the seventies, during the artist's stay in Paris, that the concept of a series of paintings on patriotism and martyrdom was born under inspiration of Juliusz Słowacki's poem Anhelli (1837).
The artist developed this idea in a modified stylistic form in the early nineties.
With a naturalistic precision and clear objectivism, the early works of these series displayed episodes from lives of the participants of national liberation uprisings, who were exiled to Siberia by the tsar's authorities such as: scenes of taking rests during exhausting marches, moments of prayerful concentration, memories and reflections, scenes at a wake for dead companions (Niedziela w kopalni / Sunday in the Mine, 1882; Na etapie / Stage, 1883; Na etapie. Sybiraks, 1890; Sybiracy / Sybiraks, 1891; Śmierć na etapie / Death at Stage, 1891).
In a few compositions, the artist's piercing eye of a realist melts inseparably with reminisces of religious iconography, while the coarse reality of the exiled achieves an eschatological dimension.
The artist's imagination circled around a few questions which he kept posing from different angles, exploring different aspects of the same matter; a matter which was as elusive as it was symbolic.
The multiplicity of variants and nuances of a specific motif took part within a series and cycles of paintings devoted to it.
Lastly, in an election conducted just some months before the war, the victory was gained by the East Pakistani leader and still he was not given the power, thus fueling the movement in East Pakistan.
We, as professional public servants express our dissent with current policy and fervently hope that our true and lasting interests here can be defined and our policies redirected in order to salvage our nation’s position as a moral leader of the free world.’ This brought China in the picture.