Christmas in Poland with Antoni Piotrowski

Antoni Piotrowski – Ubieranie choinki 1916 (Public Domain)

Antoni Piotrowski was a Polish Romanticist and realist painter who worked as a war correspondent and illustrator for various Western European weeklies and periodicals in late-19th century during the Liberation of Bulgaria. He saw first-hand the horrors of the wars,  painting scenes from the Battle of Slivnitsa, the storming of Tsaribrod and the Bulgarian entry in Pirot.

This painting of two sisters decorating a Christmas tree becomes even more poignant, knowing his background. He was honoured with an Order of Bravery for his courage during those dark times.

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

6 thoughts on “Christmas in Poland with Antoni Piotrowski

  1. For some reason, I had trouble getting into this post and finally, after must searching was able to get the photo of the two girls decorating their tree. Really a meaningful picture after all that the artist had gone through. Thank you for sharing–very important.

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    1. So glad that you were able to view the posts. There is a wonderful bond between the two sisters, which is clearly evident in the way Piotowski positioned the girls.


    1. Ich habe dieses Jahr so ​​viel über Weihnachtsbäume gelernt. Vielen Dank, dass Sie mit mir die Schönheit dieser magischen Jahreszeit feiern. Ich wünsche Ihnen und Ihrer Familie alles Gute für 2020.


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