Digital art allows us to experiment with all sorts of compositions. We have seen quite a lot of styles from surreal to sci-fi/light effects. There are some ideas, however, that are truly amazing. One in particular that has inspired us most is the Jan Matejko Battle of Grunwald - an impeccable example of how to reconstruct a painting from the Romantic era in 3D. Today's post shines a spotlight on this incredible project done by Platige Image.

Jan Matejko Battle of Grunwald in 3D is a reconstruction of a painting done entirely in 3D. In order to do that the Platige image team created 67 unique characters, each rendered as three-dimensional models and put together to form a clear spatial composition.

Original painting

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

The Battle of Grunwald is a painting by Jan Matejko depicting the Battle of Grunwald and the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. The canvas dates to 1878 and is one of the most heroic representations of the history of Poland.[1] It is displayed in the National Museum in Warsaw.

Video

Jan Matejko's "Battle of Grunwald" 3D (fragment) from Platige Image on Vimeo.

Depth and perspective appear "within arm’s reach", inviting the viewer into the canvas to experience it from a new perspective.

Process

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

Incredible Romanticist art reconstruction in 3D

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Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.