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!

Thanks to Beverly, for hosting "Anything Goes" at her Pink Saturday Blog Hop. Click to visit the other participants in this weekly blog hop!

Now, go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´? Tristan 
 Artist Alexey Kondakov, Kiev, Ukraine, artist of "The Daily Life of Gods"


Laura said...

Sure is different
Hope your weekend is great

Jackie PN said...

Very very cool!!
What a fun way to look at these masterpieces!!
As always Tristan, You share the coolest posts! Thanks for taking the time to research and share! ")
Jackie xx

Jeanie said...

It's an inspired idea and how I would love to see an exhibit of all of these together, shown with either the original work or a facsimile of it. You're right -- it changes our perspective and interpretation of not only a painting but of the individuals within. Thanks for finding this. I need to spend a little more time looking up this artist.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

My goodness!1 I loved this twist on the Classic Masterpieces!! So original!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I will be posting regularly on my regular blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog and only monthly, I hope, on my Christmas Blog. So I hope you will stop by my regular blog to see what I am up too!!

peggy gatto said...

Magnificent compositions, LOVE what you did!!!!!!!!!!