1920+ is an amazing collection of digital paintings created by Germany-based conceptual artist Jakub Rzalski. In each piece, the artist produced a creative narrative of historical fiction. He used Photoshop to blend large, fictional walking war machines, or mechs, into rural climates from early 20th-century Polish villages.
The results involve the confusing placement of advanced modern technology concepts into unlikely scenarios. Troops and machines move into battle while local residents, working in the fields and going about their daily farming lives, watch from a distance.
“History is my passion,” explains Rzalski. Through the works, he says, “I wanted to combine the classic motifs of cavalry, the Polish army, life in the countryside, Polish paintings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century modernist design, [and] giant robot battles in order to [present] our [Polish] history and culture [in] original and interesting ways for a contemporary audience.”