Artist's Digital Collages Combine Classical Art And Urban Photography with Surprising Results
Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov creates stunning digital collages superimposing characters from classic paintings by Hayez, Caravaggio and Bourguereau, over photos of present-day locations in his hometown of Kiev. The project, titled "2 Reality", began one night after Kondakov visited a museum and discovered a painting depicting a group of friends drinking wine and celebrating, "I thought, some things have not changed in a long while." he explains. Free from their carefully prepared canvases, these obscure figures now live among us in the streets, on buses and subways.
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