Heroes Of Classical Paintings Transported To The Streets Of Modern Napoli By Alexey Kondakov

Ukrainian creative Alexey Kondakov (previously) decontextualizes Renaissance masterpieces’ characters and stages them in contemporary decors. Using meticulous photomontage techniques and modifying the appearance of the photo, muses, angles and others figures are perfectly in compliance with their new environment: Naples. Continue reading »

Artist Alexey Kondakov Imagines Figures from Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life

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For his ongoing series “Art History in Contemporary Life,” Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov takes scenes and figures lifted from classical paintings and drops them into modern-day life. Bouguereau’s ‘Song of the Angels’ appears to take place on an empty subway car while a pair of men from Holbein’s famous ‘The Ambassadors’ are transported to the table of a seedy bar. Continue reading »

Artist Places People From Classical Paintings Into Modern Reality And They Fit Just Right

Have you ever stopped to think about how things have changed? We didn’t even have to go very far back in time to notice certain aspects that are completely different now. Continue reading »

Artist Inserts People From Classical Paintings Into The Modern World, And The Result Is Surprisingly Fitting

Alexey Kondakov (previously here and here), the Ukrainian artist that inserts people from classical paintings into the modern world and its scenarios, is back with more of his fascinating work. He places classical figures into subways, markets, cars, and many more usual places for us, but quite unusual places for half-naked paintings. His work creates an interesting contrast between the delicate and expressive renaissance art and the sometimes dull and boring scenarios of everyday life. Continue reading »