The Battle of Buda in 1686 was a significant victory over the Ottoman Empire, which threatened Europe, Asia, and Africa during the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1896, Gyula Benczúr painted his gorgeous masterpiece titled "The Recapture of Buda Castle in 1686," depicting the final moments of the Holy League victory, after 78 days of siege. Now, you can immerse yourself in its fantastic details, thanks to Ekho, a Hungarian 3D artist, who made a stunning rendering of the painting.

This is the painting, which hangs on the wall of the Hungarian National Gallery:

On Ekho's blog (only in Hungarian for the time being, however Google's gonna help you out), you can check the steps of the rendering process, as he describes how he recreated the historical painting in LightWave 3D, a well-known high-performance 3D computer graphics program.


And here is the result, a sophisticated yet stunning reanimation of a heroic battle fought long ago: