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 to see these characters in real life? For this Ukrainian artist, this doesn't sound so unreasonable.

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov's project 'The Daily Life of Gods' mixes dramatic Renaissance classical artworks with the often idyllic environments of the modern world, and the photo manipulations are impressive.

The digital art 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 paintings, re-thinking the situations by changing the background of the characters into a modern environment," the artist said.

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

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

More info: Instagram | alksko.com

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J.Labuschagné
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8 months 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
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8 months ago

give me the wrench

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Omag
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8 months ago

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

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Keilyn Hiilei
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8 months ago

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

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Daniel Lewis
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8 months ago

Sorry. No shoes, no service.

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*Clears throat*
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8 months ago

adorable!

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That one marvel fan
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8 months ago

The town reminds me of hogsmead In harry potter

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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8 months ago

I'd drink a beer with these dudes.

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KKP
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8 months ago

cheesy comedy

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Daniel Lewis
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8 months ago

How did Winona Ryder get in this?

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Lou Wow
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8 months 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
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8 months ago

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

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Podunkus
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8 months 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
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8 months ago

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

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jacey
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8 months ago

are the nipples too scandalous for us?

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Daniel Lewis
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8 months ago

Tommy Hilfiger clothing factory.

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Tiny Dynamine
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8 months ago

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

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J.Labuschagné
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8 months ago

This one also works especially well.

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KKP
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8 months ago

what are they hiding from

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Keilyn Hiilei
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8 months ago

perfect

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Salem May
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8 months ago

she'd holding a racquet and shuttlecock used for badminton

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*Clears throat*
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8 months 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*
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8 months ago

This gives me aesthetic vibes

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Aria
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8 months 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
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8 months ago

Me and my bestie at lunch!

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WaitingtokissGregDavis
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8 months 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
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8 months 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
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8 months ago

Do NOT lean back any further

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Hańka
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8 months ago

Why???

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Hańka
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8 months ago

I want these tits censored!

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Daniel Lewis
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8 months ago

This is what Amish people see in their dreams.

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*Clears throat*
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8 months ago

me after a long night at the club

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Podunkus
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8 months ago

Brugel and Brutalism make for a strangely coherent landscape.

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Daniel Lewis
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8 months ago

Big Sale. Three prostitutes for the price of one!

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Tiny Dynamine
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8 months ago

I'm getting really irritated by this crap now.

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Hańka
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8 months ago

Meh... Who's so prudish?

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Keilyn Hiilei
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8 months ago

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

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