People doing their best to live up to the painting they are in. These by Polish artist Jacek Malczewski. Living from 1854 to 1929, he is regarded as the father of Polish Symbolism. Studied art in Poland and in Paris.

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“Polish Hamlet – Portrait of Aleksander Wielopolski.” 1903. Oil on canvas. Collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. In the public domain in the United States because it was registered before January 1, 1925. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacek_Malczewski_-_Polish_Hamlet_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
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“Meduza.” 1906. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Lviv National Art Gallery, Ukraine. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Malczewski-Meduza.jpg
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“Hercules on the Crossroad.” ca. 1920. Oil on canvas. Collection of the National Museum in Kielce. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacek_Malczewski_-_Aleksander_Wielopolski_z_postaciami_alegorycznymi.jpg
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“Tribute to Art and Music.” No date. In the public domain due to age. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/tribute-to-art-and-music-jacek-malczewski.html

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