Imagine if subjects from classical paintings spilled out into the real world to live among us, butt-naked and all that. Wouldn't it be strange? For this Ukrainian artist, this doesn't sound so unreasonable.

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov's project 'The Daily Life of Gods' mixes dramatic Renaissance classic portraits with the often idyllic environments of the modern world, and the results are impressive.

The project began in 2015 when Kondakov used photographs that he took in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, and used them as a background for a digital collage made with Photoshop. In these four years, many images have been created, generating three posts previously here on Bored Panda. You can check each of them here, here, and here.

"This project is kind of a 'surrealistic documentary photography' of day-to-day stories, situations, and places all around the world (at least places I've been), inspired by the simple love to stare at everything that surrounds me. A new life of the old masters' art pieces, re-thinking the situations by changing the background of the characters into a modern environment," the artist said.

"The latest artworks are about nightlife, my new experience of attending raves. I am working on this at the moment."

Scroll down and enjoy the classics from a fresh perspective of modern life.

More info: Instagram | alksko.com

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J.Labuschagné 2 weeks ago

I love this one. One a literal level it seems to tell the story of a country girl in the city. On the more metaphorical level one could probably write dozens of essays inspired by this photo; on the tensions between being and belonging, on gazing into a bigger world but seeing only your own desires reflected back, ect.

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Thomas. C 2 weeks ago

give me the wrench

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Omag 2 weeks ago

I dont know why but this one just screams "Greece" to me

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Keilyn Hiilei 2 weeks ago

I like this because she looks tired. I just think it goes along well with the photo.

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Daniel Lewis 2 weeks ago

Sorry. No shoes, no service.

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*Clears throat* 2 weeks ago

adorable!

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That one marvel fan 2 weeks ago

The town reminds me of hogsmead In harry potter

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Super Hero Fan Girl 2 weeks ago

I'd drink a beer with these dudes.

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KKP 2 weeks ago

cheesy comedy

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Daniel Lewis 2 weeks ago

How did Winona Ryder get in this?

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Lou Wow 2 weeks ago (edited)

Lol! This like that dream you have where you go to work naked and don't notice until everyone keeps looking at you.😁

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Podunkus 2 weeks ago

That’s most everybody fleeing from the subway at Canal Street, NYC.

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Podunkus 2 weeks ago (edited)

Playing hoops with a kickass medicine ball is probably how the net got shredded. Can we have just a little respect for the game, please?

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Zoe's Mom 2 weeks ago

She's regal; the shoes should have been better.

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jacey 2 weeks ago

are the nipples too scandalous for us?

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Daniel Lewis 2 weeks ago

Tommy Hilfiger clothing factory.

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Tiny Dynamine 2 weeks ago

They didn't even censor them in the middle ages, ffs...

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J.Labuschagné 2 weeks ago

This one also works especially well.

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KKP 2 weeks ago

what are they hiding from

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Keilyn Hiilei 2 weeks ago

perfect

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Salem May 2 weeks ago

she'd holding a racquet and shuttlecock used for badminton

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*Clears throat* 2 weeks ago

This is so cute! Can't tell if it is the mother or the sister but still really sweet!

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*Clears throat* 2 weeks ago

This gives me aesthetic vibes

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Hufflepuff 2 weeks ago

They forgot to censor the nipples!!

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Aria 2 weeks ago

I feel like the guy is drunk and trying to impress the girls with a tall tale, and they are just concerned for his stability

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S. Rogers 2 weeks ago

Me and my bestie at lunch!

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WaitingtokissGregDavis 2 weeks ago

Thank god the inflatable is in the way or we might have all had an eyeful if side boob! The very thought!

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Hańka 2 weeks ago

What's wrong with women's breasts? What's wrong with art? How can you defeat such a successful Kondakov's project

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Aria 2 weeks ago

Do NOT lean back any further

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Hańka 2 weeks ago

I want these tits censored!

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Daniel Lewis 2 weeks ago

This is what Amish people see in their dreams.

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*Clears throat* 2 weeks ago

me after a long night at the club

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Podunkus 2 weeks ago

Brugel and Brutalism make for a strangely coherent landscape.

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Daniel Lewis 2 weeks ago

Big Sale. Three prostitutes for the price of one!

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Tiny Dynamine 2 weeks ago

I'm getting really irritated by this crap now.

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Hańka 2 weeks ago

Meh... Who's so prudish?

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Keilyn Hiilei 2 weeks ago

ew i wouldnt eat that food. His bare butt is sitting on cooking thingies

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