Treehugger dug up these works by Bernard Pras, a French artist who uses discarded materials to recreate iconic images.


Working from photographs to recreate, from discarded debris, his iconic images — classic paintings, pop star portraits, famed movie stills — he calls his work ‘anamorphosis.’ Typically defined as an image that appears distorted unless it is viewed from a specific angle or with a special instrument, anamorphosis surely can be applied to his creations, both literally and metaphorically.

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The works are quite clever in other ways, too. In Pras’ version of Munch’s “The Scream,” the screaming man’s face is the Halloween mask made famous by the movie “Scream.” And Louis XIV, the Sun King, is hanging out among junk food bags, wearing a robe made not of luxe material but of toilet paper.

Come to think of it, Louis XIV probably would have his own brand of junk food if he were alive today. It all makes sense.

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