Alexey Kondakov, the Ukrainian artist that inserts people from classical paintings into the modern world and its scenarios, is back on Bored Panda with more of his fascinating work. He places classical figures into subways, markets, cars, and many more usual places for us, but quite unusual places for half-naked paintings.

His work creates an interesting contrast between the delicate and expressive renaissance art and the sometimes dull and boring scenarios of everyday life.

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panda pay
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3 months ago

hmm how do I do this

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Alexey began this project in 2015 and named it "The Daily Life of Gods." Most of the photographs are captured in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. Most of the classical paintings are taken from the Renaissance period. The artist uses Photoshop to create these surreal edits, and we must say they are quite impressive.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

I already honked 50 times, yet still no servant to be seen. Is this "progress"?

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When Alexey places the characters from the paintings into our daily lives, they seem to lose their epicness, elegance, and beauty. Apparently, the context really matters in this case. At least, we may see what the Gods and Goddesses in the paintings would look like if they lived a simple life like us. Spending their days doing mundane tasks, going to work, cooking and whatever else us mortals do.

Alexey has 140k followers on his Instagram account—people seem to love what he does. The pictures he creates are quite funny because of the scenarios he places the people in. They seem to be out of place, lost, or confused. The combination of modern life and classic paintings is quite hilarious and sometimes even relatable.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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3 months ago

I'm feeling this one ...

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We managed to get an interview with Alexey. He told us about what inspires him and drives him to create art: "Everything around me inspires me to create art. If you are attentive enough to yourself and your surroundings, someday you may get the urge to share your observations in a way available to you."

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CARRICK DEAN
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3 months ago

I respect that smile.

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Daria Z
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3 months ago

Is this black box really necessary?.. 😨

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The artist shares how he started to create these unique edits: "I was bored at work, so when I got an idea to put old artwork into modern landscapes, I decided to create it for fun and share on social media." Alexey captures the photographs he uses himself with his mobile phone. He tries to capture unexpected places to make the edits more interesting.

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Soap
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3 months ago

Me waiting for my foood to finish.

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Alexey shares what is his favorite thing about creating art: "All parts of creating are my favorite, but there are other less attractive parts of the process. The work of an artist includes lots of operational tasks."

"I like listening, collecting, and trying to mix music. Basically, this project takes the greatest part of my time, but I'm going to manage this and spend some time on something different like filming or sculpture," shared Alexey when asked about his hobbies. 

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

No Joe, you have to dry the dishes yourself. Yes, you're the dishwasher.

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Alexey tells more about the process and how long it takes to create these edits: "The process is pretty random, sometimes you find the right old artwork and see how it is possible to change it to a modern situation. And at the same time, I can take photos of places I like and imagine what can possibly happen there. Classical painting easily merges with the modern environment. The key idea is to make it look real, but strange. It is hard to count time in total because sometimes an idea awaits the possibility of producing it, like stories about nightlife can be made only if I go to a nightclub. Sometimes I can spend a couple of days just on old artworks digging. But if I have all parts of the puzzle, it takes about 2-3 hours to do Photoshop."

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(っ◔◡◔)っ im a domestic weeb
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3 months ago

the girl in the back is me scaring my friend

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panda pay
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3 months ago

imagine seeing them drive

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"Big creative feeds like Bored Panda are a great opportunity for any visual artists or creative people at all. You can reach the attention you are looking for. But you always should be patient and consistent with what you're doing."

Alexey has been featured on Bored Panda many times before. If you enjoy his work, you can find his previous posts by clicking here, here, here, and here. Don't forget to upvote your favorite art piece and leave a comment telling us what you think about Alexey's work. And if you enjoy what he does, go show the artist some love on his social media and maybe even buy one of his pieces!

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Bridget Price
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3 months ago

They should have put her in a bathroom trying to get some alone time from her kids XD

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PeachPossum
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3 months ago

Oooh, you can touch me berries, but you mustn't touch me plums.... Amanda Quaid, The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox

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Tacocat
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3 months ago

I MOVED THE SMALL LEVER AND THE ROOM IS ILLUMINATED!!! WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?!?!?

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(っ◔◡◔)っ im a domestic weeb
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3 months ago

when i have i fill the ice container and put it in the freezer

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

When it hits you that today is Monday. Not Friday.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

Travelling with Greyhound is comfortable but certainly not faster than by foot.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

I just want to draw your attention to the fact that there's too much Chlorine in the swimming pool...

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Maya Jones
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3 months ago

"Just let me take a turd alooooone"

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Mya Lugar
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3 months ago

Mop the flloor , take out the trash, parade around in a flashy nightgown..just WHO does he think he is!

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Luther von Wolfen
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3 months ago

Nipples get blacked out. Pubis does not.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

Deleted duct tape scene from 50 shades of grey.

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22Joseph Schramel
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3 months ago

Holy s**t this couch is so comfortable

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

A hero waiting for more heroine.

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Maryam Abdur-Rahim
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3 months ago

The lady is looking annoyed af.

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Neva Nevičica
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3 months ago

Gah! Thank you from saving me from nipples.

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Silly String
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3 months ago

My head got squashed.

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CARRICK DEAN
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3 months ago

HE HAS COVID

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Hańka
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3 months ago

She IS covered. I don't understand this mania at all...

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