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Marie Curie mural being created in Warsaw

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Peter Gentle 24.05.2011 13:01
A mural dedicated to Marie Skłodowska-Curie is being painted in central Warsaw, on a wall at the entrance to the Centrum underground station.


Mural artist Igor Chołda says that among others the mural will show the Nobel winner working at a microscope, a laboratory with equipment, and also Chopin with his piano and a mermaid, the emblem of Warsaw.

The picture, say its painters, will be somewhat of a challenge, with the main theme not overtly obvious.

The painting of the mural started today, although work on the outlines of the picture began last weekend.

The mural was selected out of 48 projects sent in from all over Poland. 2011 is International Year of Chemistry and is also dedicated to Marie Skłodowska-Curie on the centennial of her receiving the Nobel prize for her discoveries in research on radioactivity.

The mural is also part of a wider project, devoted to the Polish scientist, under the general title of “I was born in Warsaw”, involving a game which follows her traces in the city.

The mural, covering some 200 sq.metres, is to be completed this week. (ek)

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