Friday, January 12, 2018

Everything Old is New Again ...

How would the gods and characters of antiquity portrayed in classical paintings look if they appeared alongside us in the modern world?
Alexey Kondakov, an artist based in Kiev, Ukraine, created a series of Photoshopped images that answers this question.
His "2 Reality" series puts classical paintings into settings we experience every day, be it the subway, the creepy highway underpass, or the local lunch hang-out.
It's interesting to consider how our impressions of these gods change given their new context.
They may seem elegant or royal in a painting in a museum, but when superimposed into recognizable parts of modern life, some of them begin to look like drunken revelers.
The ongoing series, titled ("The Daily Life of Gods," is mostly set in Kiev and you can see the figures created by different artists many years ago using public transport, sitting at bars, napping in public places, eating at local joints, or selling flowers.
These new settings show them in a completely different color!





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 Artist Alexey Kondakov, Kiev, Ukraine, artist of "The Daily Life of Gods"
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