Classical Paintings in Contemporary Settings

Fascinating series of painting/photo work by Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov shows classical style painted figures in mundane contemporary settings. Riding a city bus, attending a rave, hanging out on the street, we see figures that are normally in 16th century settings, transported into 21st century settings. It’s a jarring juxtaposition, both humorous and strange, but makes us re-examine art styles that are so often locked in one type of setting. Via Colossal:

classical paintings in modern settings

Kondakov shows us strange juxtapositions that are seamlessly executed, transporting figures normally in 16th century paintings into contemporary settings.

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