Monthly Archives: March 2014

“My White Trash Family”

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For the past ten years Philadelphia-based artist Kim Alsbrooks has been painting miniature portraits on trash. Her series “My White Trash Family” began when she became interested in historical biases in art, and specifically portraits painted during the watercolor on ivory era (17th-18th century).

Alsbrooks has produced over 600 paintings since it started. All beverage cans are pre-flattened, mostly by passing cars or trucks, and chooses a portrait to fit each specific piece of trash. She gessoes them, draws the image in graphite, paints with oils and varnishes.

Have a look at a selection of her paintings below.

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via artnau

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Posing with Their Younger Selves

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As the stars hit the red carpet for the 2014 Oscars, it’s time to reflect on where they’ve been before… it’s fascinating to see how much these stars have changed… or remained almost identical.

Leonardo DiCaprio in 2013 (left) and 1989

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Tom Hanks in 2014 (left) and in 1980

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Sandra Bullock in 2014 (left) and in 1993

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Meryl Streep in 1980 (left) and in 2013

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Matthew McConaughey in 2014 (left) and in 1996

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Julia Roberts in 2013 (right) and in 1989

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Jennifer Lawrence in 2014 (right) and in 2007

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Jared Leto in 2014 (right) and in 1994

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Christian Bale in 2013 (left) and in 1987

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Amy Adams in 2014 (left) and in 1999

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Via People

Oscars 2014 – Winners

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Oscars 2014… And the Winners are:

Best Motion Picture: 12 Years a Slave

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Achievement in Directing: Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

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Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

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Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

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Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

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Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)

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Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)

Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze (Her)

Original Score: Steven Price (Gravity)

Original Song: Let It Go (Frozen)

Best Animated Feature Film: Frozen

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Best Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot

Achievement in Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Achievement in Visual Effects: Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould (Gravity)

Achievement in Costume Design: Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby)

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Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Live-Action Short Film: Helium

Best Documentary Short Subject:  The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom

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Best Foreign-Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)

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Achievement in Sound Mixing: Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris Munro (Gravity)

Achievement in Sound Editing: Glenn Freemantle (Gravity)

Achievement in Film Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger (Gravity)

Achievement in Production Design: Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn (The Great Gatsby)

Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres

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