Hot babes body painting art.Body painting is a form of body art, considered by some as the most ancient form of art. Unlike tattoo and other forms of body art, body painting is temporary, painted onto the human skin, and lasts for only several hours, or at most a couple of weeks. Painting of the face is known as face painting. It is often written as one word bodypainting.
A slightly alternative art movement was started in the 1950s or 1960s. It involves covering a model in paint and then having the model touch or roll on a canvas or other medium to transfer the paint there. Perhaps French artist Yves Klein being the most famous for this with his series of paintings 'Anthropometries'. The effect produced by this technique creates an image-transfer from the model's body to the medium. This includes all the curves of the model's body (typically female) being reflected in the outline of the image. This technique was not necessarily monotone; multiple colors on different body parts sometimes produced interesting effects.
Today body painting is huge in both amateur and professional arenas. Body painting festivals happen annually across the world bringing together professional body painters as well as keen amateurs. Body paintings can also typically be seen at football matches, at rave parties, and at certain festivals. The World Bodypainting Festival in Seeboden in Austria is the biggest art event in the bodypainting theme and thousands of visitors admire the wonderful work of the participants.
Body painting is very much an act of sharing, and is probably one of the most intimate forms of human expression outside a loving relationship. So saying, it offers the potential to very much enhance a loving relationship too - as has been vividly depicted in films such as 'The Pillow Book' and 'Better than Chocolate'.
To me, there is something simply magical about body painting. It is an experience that works on so many levels. It is a simultaneous act of giving and receiving for both artist and model. The model freely gives their body to the artist painting them, and in return receives the gift of becoming a living work of art. Likewise, the artist gives their time and attention to the model, who provides them with the canvas upon which to unleash their creativity. Then, there is the very tactile, sensual side of the feel of the brush on the skin, which can be very relaxing, sometimes even bordering on the erotic.
Date: 11 Sep 2008 | Author: mesmerX | Category: Pictures
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