Tag Archives: Portrait

“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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Famous Portraits

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Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) is one of the masters of 20th century photography. His body of work includes portraits of statesmen, artists, musicians, authors, scientists, and men and women of accomplishment. His extraordinary and unique portfolio presents the viewer with an intimate and compassionate view of humanity.

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Albert Einstein

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Joan Crawford

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Jacques Cousteau

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George Bernard Shaw

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Fidel Castro

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Humphrey Bogart

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Ernest Hemingway

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Elizabeth Taylor

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Brigitte Bardot

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Andrey Hepburn

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Winston Churchill

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Pablo Picasso

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Pope Pius XII

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Muhammed Ali

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Mother Teresa

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Martin Luther King

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Margot Fonteyn

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John F. Kennedy

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