Art History in Today’s Kiev

In a mesmerizing transcendence of time and place, Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov photoshops characters from mythology and antiquity into ordinary scenes of modern Kiev. Incongruous though they are, clearly, there’s something rather apropos about Bouguereau’s Virgin Mary and child riding a bleak subway or Caravaggio’s depiction of David and Goliath played out in a shadowy alley. This is art without borders, pastiche in the digital age.



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