Do you ever look at classical paintings and wonder what the people in them would have been like? Could you have lived your lavish lifestyle in the times of the Renaissance art movement? Now you can get a quirky insight without the need for a time machine thanks to the excellent Photoshop work of Ukrainian artist, Alexey Kondakov.
Alexey’s project which was titled “The Daily Life Of Gods” is predominantly set in Kiev and features people from classic paintings by various artists using public transport, sleeping on the streets, eating dinner and relaxing in bars.
Kondakov’s series of images beautifully combine the purity and visually calming imagery of classical paintings with the gritty, litter-covered streets of modern life. The juxtaposition of the two eras at first seems peculiar but as you wade your way through the images, you find yourself creating backstories for the people in the paintings, picturing who they would be in today’s society and referencing them to your friends.
We’ve selected some of our favourite images from Alexey’s work for your viewing pleasure. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
Did you enjoy these absolutely meme-worthy pictures? I feel like these people could co-exist in our world. And I wouldn’t say no to the clothing either.
Which of these classical paintings in modern life was your favourite? At Thirsty we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section below. 🎨