Classical Paintings Real World

Alexey Kondakov, an artist from Ukraine, combines past and present into one with his “The Daily Life of Gods” series. These quirky photo manipulations place characters from classic paintings into the modern world, all thanks to the magic of Photoshop. “I realized that the heroes of these masterpieces were simply looking to spend quality time [together], like us,” said Kondakov. Continue reading for more examples and information.

“Each image perfectly juxtaposes the paintings’ soft lines and subtle coloring with the harsh, blunt elements of urban locations. From Cesar van Everdingen’s Bacchus to Caravaggio’s David and Goliath and William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s Nymphs and Satyr, Kondakov seems to be covering all his bases as he continues to use art history as a rich source of inspiration,” according to My Modern Met.