Monday, February 15, 2010

Storming Saragossa

Storming Saragossa (1845) by the Polish military painter January Suchodolski (1797-1875).

It’s interesting to compare this painting with with "The defense of Czestochowa" also by Suchodolski. Both are showing the heroic fighting on the walls with a similar dramatic illumination. A difference is that the walls of Saragossa are much more impressive. Probably this can be explained with the fact, that in Saragossa the Poles were storming – while they defended Czestochowa.


  1. En ingles y en algunas otras lenguas se dice "Saragossa" como en espanol se dice "Londres" o "Nueva York". Quizas me puedes perdonar que escribo como lo aprendí en el collegio.