Monday, July 20, 2015

Grunwald 2015

past weekend another huge celebration-reenactment was held at the Grunwald Battle Museum in the 'gmina' Grunwald,  Poland, commemorating the famous battle of the Middle Ages, regarded as one of the largest battles of the period.

Prof. Piotr Nowakowski's book, with Andrej Klein's fantastic artwork, on the banners of the Teutonic Order is available at his page on academia website.

In Poland, UKraine, Bielorus etc this battle still draws artists to create more works reconstructing the battle, one of such artists is a Polish painter Stanislaw E. Bodes - here a little snippet into his Grunwald works.

The battle in Henryk Sienkiewicz's proze (1900 Basil Dahl  translation - via archive ):



Dario T. W. said...

Grunwald was fought on July 15, 1410, nota bene the warriors and pilgrims of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem on July 15, 1099... hence July 15 is a great day to celebrate

Unknown said...

I dare to send a link to my last post- because it is in context of the Matejko's picture:

and my question about Witold and Urlich- is possible that they meet together during the battle? I don't know very detail the stages of battle.

Dario T. W. said...

I will look there tomorrow, - Matejko semper superior..
Hmm, during the battle - I do not recall reading anything about a meeting between these two leaders in Dlugosz's Annales seu cronicae incliti Regni Poloniae ...