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This is a sketch of a pile of bodies painted with conventional and dynamic lines. The bodies lie on the green grass under the fence, behind which the roofs of buildings are visible. An alarming cherry-colored sky is depicted above them. Between 1795 and 1918, the leading theme of the socio-political life of the Polish people was the struggle for national liberation from the Russian Empire (which then included Poland) and the restoration of statehood. In 1795, there was the last division of Poland, which divided the country between powerful neighboring states; Polish society responded with numerous uprisings, which, however, were unsuccessful. Jacek Malczewski was one of the artists who raised the issue of executed insurgents in his works.