Body painting

Body painting. The skin art.

body painting Body painting fascinates me. It’s incredible to see what artists can do to a canvas of skin. How they transform people into walking and talking pieces of art. I took the picture on the left (click it for a larger version) at a fantasy fair here in the Netherlands. It was the first time they had a live body painting demonstration, and the fact people were allowed to take photos was quite unique.

 

bp02The light on the image on the right is bad, sorry for that, but the sun was out in full blaze. (This image is also clickable for a larger version.)

This lady was being transformed in a universe. Very beautiful to witness.

It’s stunning to see how these artists pour themselves into their work, creating beautiful images. Another interesting thing to learn while watching them work was to see how long this actually takes! It’s not like tossing on some colours, dabbing a few more blotches with a brush and that’s it. The models have to stand there for hours. Literally. If you think about having your body painted one day, make sure you’re up to the physical challenge. You stand there, at times with your arms stretched out, for a LONG time.

bp03Another (clickable) image with even poorer light. Still I want to show it to you.

This model was transformed into a dragon-like creature. Not only paint but also foam stubs, painted in the right colours.

Spencer Tunick

As I walked around there and watched these people at work, I wondered how much effort had to go into the works of Spencer Tunick, the man who created the Sea of Hull and the amazing rush of red people in Munich, Germany a while ago.

Sea of Hull, Spencer Tunick. Image courtesy of The Guardian.
Sea of Hull, Spencer Tunick. Image courtesy of The Guardian.

World Bodypainting Festival

Here is a video from World Bodypainting Day 2016. An opportunity for you to see how much work this really is.

It is an amazing way to decorate a person. More versatile and more personal than any kind of clothing can be. If ever I have the chance to be painted in such a way I’ll certainly grab it. I already wonder what I would like to have on me.

What would your favourite colours, scenes and/or patterns be?

Author: Paul

Simply someone who likes and promotes the clothes-free lifestyle.

2 thoughts on “Body painting”

  1. My hubby and I have always wondered what it would be like and would love to do it and that is have clothes painted on then go about our business in public. We have always asked the question and wondered, if the body is covered with paint is it still nude or not ?? Thinking it would be fun to find out ! 🙂

    1. It must take a lot of patience for both the artist and the person being painted if it is a full body painting with intricate designs. A girl was painted all black and then a skeleton painted on her front, back and face at Bluebonnet Resort a couple of months ago. It took several hours, but it was amazing. I wish I had asked someone to take a picture of me with her. It looked like a skin-tight bodysuit. You could not see any of her skin. I think you are not really nude if your body is painted, but the law and other people may not see it that way.

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