An Incredible 3D Model of a Classic Painting From 1896

Hungary-based artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas has created an incredible 3D model of the classic 1896 painting The Recapture of Buda Castle in 1686 by Hungarian painter Gyula Benczúr. The complicated process to create the model, which ended up including 8.5 million total polygons, is explained briefly in English at Farkas’ Behance page, and more thoroughly in Hungarian at Farkas’ personal blog.

We were on holiday solving riddles, and there was a medieval painting in the booklet. My wife asked me if i can do it in 3D?! I said yes, of course. Well… And there was an amazing castle in Nafplion (Palamidi fortress) with exactly 1000 stairs. It was fun to climb up, it wasn’t funny to walk down. But it was soooo impressive that i decided to make this scene as soon as we get home!

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images via Zsolt Ekho Farkas

via Kotaku

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