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The alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led respectively by King Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) and Grand Duke Vytautas (Witold; Vitaŭt), decisively defeated the German–Prussian Teutonic Knights, led by Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen.

A haloed Jesus watches from the background.

It's not clear which side he's rooting for.

The battle was one of the largest in Medieval Europe and is regarded as the most important victory in the histories of Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. It has been used as a source of romantic legends and national pride, becoming a larger symbol of struggle against foreign invaders.

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Japonism (from the French Japonisme, first used in 1872)

In France the term Japonisme refers to a specific French style in the fine arts from 1864, while in England its impact on the decorative arts was first documented 1862.

From the 1860s, ukiyo-e, Japanese wood-block prints became a source of inspiration for many European impressionist painters, Art Nouveau and Cubism. Artists were especially affected by the lack of perspective and shadow, the flat areas of strong color, and the compositional freedom gained by placing the subject off-centre, mostly with a low diagonal axis to the background.

Japan’s long period of exclusion from the west ended in the mid 19th century, and from 1862 the work of Japanese craftsmen could be seen at world trade fairs.

Japonisme refers to a specific French style
Le Japon artistique, n° 3. CC0
Le Japon artistique, n° 3. French National Gallery CC0
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