Farzad Maleki is a 3D artist who has done a stunning CGi version of The Battle of Anghiari, originally painted by Leonardo da Vinci.
The wall painting was done between 1504 and 1506, executed by Leonardo on the wall of the Hall of Five Hundred in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, and left unfinished.
Due to its new type of plaster used, this painting was poorly preserved. Only remains some boards and early drawings, but no one shows the full scene. A great copy was made by Rubbens in the mid-16th century, and now a new one was done, this time in 3D, by Farzad Maleki.
It’s a real technical prowess done by 3D artist Farzad Maleki (220 million polygons, 181 subtle). We can see the difficulty of making a battle scene in volume, especially when it is necessary to reinvent all parts of the characters, decor, weapons and clothes of the Battle of Anghiari.
Many artists like to base their work on traditional art, like Omar Aqil, who is making 3D illustrations based on Picasso works. That’s a really good use of digital new solutions. We can imagine some 3D printing based on old paintings, like for The Battle of Anghiari.
This one is undoubtedly a unique work, a masterful 3D sculpture, where Farzad Maleki demonstrates all his Zbrush technic, creativity and artistic sensibility.