One of a few places in the world, where one can admire the venue of 19th-century mass culture. Huge painting (15 x 114 m), thanks to the combination of various painting solutions (special perspective) and techniques (illumination, artificial ground, darkened and winding way leading to it) “teleports” us to a different reality and time.
The Racławice Panorama is the first and only Polish work of art of this kind preserved until today. Jan Styka (1858–1925), famous Lviv painter, was the originator of the Panorama. It was crucial for him in particular to commemorate national traditions on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the Kościuszko Insurrection and the victorious battle fought on April 4th 1974 in Racławice by insurrectional troops – with the participation of famous scythemen – led by General Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817) – with Russian troops led by General Tormasov.
The enormous painting had been created within only 9 months, between August 1893 and May 1894. After the Second World War, in 1946, together with part of the Ossolineum collections, it found itself in Wrocław.