CULTURE & ARTS

Characters From Renaissance Paintings Take Over The Streets Of Ukraine

The heroes of Renaissance masterpieces -- they're just like us!

For his series "The Daily Lives of Gods," Alexey Kondakov juxtaposes the modern and oft bleak streets of Kiev, Ukraine, with classic Renaissance paintings. The idea came to the Ukrainian art director when he discovered the 17th century Caesar van Everdingen painting "Nymphs Offering the Young Bacchus Wine," while surfing the web. 

"Suddenly, understanding that the heroes of masterpieces spent their time just like we do," he says of his manipulated mobile phone image series, which has garnered international attention. "I decided to make a mashup with modern urban landscapes."

Behold:

  • Aleksey Kondakov
  • Aleksey Kondakov
  • Aleksey Kondakov
  • Aleksey Kondakov
  • Aleksey Kondakov
  • Aleksey Kondakov
  • Aleksey Kondakov
  • Aleksey Kondakov
  • Aleksey Kondakov
  • Aleksey Kondakov
  • Aleksey Kondakov

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