alexey kondakov integrates classical art with contemporary city scenes
alexey kondakov integrates classical art with contemporary city scenes
nov 05, 2015

alexey kondakov integrates classical art with contemporary city scenes

alexey kondakov integrates classical art with contemporary city scenes
images courtesy of alexey kondakov




as a union of history and modernity, ukranian artist alexey kondakov juxtaposes figures from the history of art with contemporary landscapes and scenes. the ongoing series ‘the daily life of gods’ sees classical paintings brought to everyday life, seamlessly integrated into the existing urban fabric. carefully photoshopped onto buses, down alleyways, and in stores, caravaggio’s ‘david and golliath’, william-adolphe bouguereau’s ‘nymphs and satyr’, and cesar van everdingen’s ‘bacchus’ — to name a few — seemingly become part of daily life in kiev. perfectly-executed shadows and light between the two otherwise desperate images give the resulting pictures a painterly quality, forming the impression of a new era where mythological creatures and religious figures meet contemporary urban existence.


















  • Good thinking – well executed.


    jimCan says:
  • LOL! Real pieces of art. Context is everything. You made my day. And the upcomming ones. Thanks!

    Robin says:
  • Fantastica! Bravo!
    Imagine the Sistine Ceiling in Metro Center Red Line (Subway), Washington, DC.

    Nelsondreyesarchitect says:
  • Brilliant

    Filip says:
  • You nailed it Alexey. I’ll bet if you showed in the museums side by side to the originals you’ll get more views and much more praise & may be you’ll get the younger generation interested in classical art. I hope this happens for you may be not in a museum but surely in a gallery and you can sell your signed prints by truck loads! BRAVO INDEED

    Babak Fassihi says:
  • These are really beautiful and meaningful. Well done Alexey!!!

    Khashayar says:
  • alexey kondakov integrates classical art with contemporary city scenes/
    Mary and the angel three women in metro
    I want to buy the painting.
    How do you live?
    Please contact my email.
    [email protected]

    LOCO KIM MiKyung says:
  • Mi chiedo che reazione scatenerebbero le stesse opere messe nel contesto della loro epoca. A ben guardare i montaggi di Kondakov mi sembra non abbiano il minimo senso.

    Mauro Brunelli says:
  • Alexey, This fantastic idea would be perfect as a series of calendars. It is a beautifully accomplished
    work of genius. Congratulations on a brilliant concept.

    Howard Sherman says:

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