On the occasion of Women’s Day, the Royal Castle Museum in Warsaw prepared a special event. The exhibition "Following the trail of extraordinary women who found themselves in the pages of history and in memory for posterity" will be available to the public on March 5-7.
The exhibition presents selected works of art depicting female figures who have made their mark in history, among them St. Jadwiga, the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland, Queen Bona Sforza d’Aragona, thanks to whom Polish relations with Renaissance Italy were strengthened, Anna Jagiellonka, Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania and politically influential Princess Konstancja Czartoryska, the mother of King Stanisław August.
As part of the event, on March 5 at 6:00 p.m. there will be lectures including “Women in the eyes of Bacciarelli. Portraits of Stanisław August’s court painter.” The online meeting on Facebook will be hosted by Monika Podłkowska, art historian and educator at the Royal Castle.
According to the museum, "four canvases presenting female beauty at different stages of life, from the image of a child to the portrait of a mature woman, will be discussed. The history of each of them will give us the opportunity to trace the interesting and intricate path that the female portrait has followed in the history of European painting.”
The exhibition will be available free of charge, tickets will be handed out at the ticket office.