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Body painting festival
July 18, 2003 7:06 AM   Subscribe

The World Body Painting Festival will be held in Austria at the end of the month. The event site has some colorful photo galleries from prior years. Are these festivals the modern incarnation of an ancient art and tradition? Is there a gold standard? Some works show great artistry while others, not so much. This photo has always been one of my favorite examples. NSFW - nakedness abounds!
posted by madamjujujive (14 comments total)

 
Body painting, pheh!

I'm gonna get my body alumminum sided.
posted by jonmc at 7:09 AM on July 18, 2003


[this is gooood!]
posted by plep at 7:12 AM on July 18, 2003


I loves me some body painting. Thanks, mjjv! I may just head to Austria right now & get a little head start!!!
posted by jonson at 7:21 AM on July 18, 2003


Lovely. Between this and signal's cybernetic erotic art, my morning is complete. Thank you muchly, madamj.
posted by widdershins at 7:52 AM on July 18, 2003


There are two kinds of people in the world: those who enjoy making themselves look like cats and creeping around on all fours, and those who enjoy laughing at them.
posted by vraxoin at 8:02 AM on July 18, 2003


I forgot to include this spectacular gallery of airbrushed body art that I nicked from iconomy's ever-fabulous blog. Also, this is an interesting gallery of photos.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:03 AM on July 18, 2003


I was just going to find that link, you saved me the trouble, mjjj ;) I love the Haring you linked to so much. This one's a favorite of mine, and this one too.
posted by iconomy at 8:42 AM on July 18, 2003


+1 Hot Pr0n
Oh wait...nevermind.
uh, very.. um.. thought provoking link there. Thanks.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 9:28 AM on July 18, 2003


[pardon the self link] Body Art
photos by Louise Chin : Tattoo , make up, and graffiti artists invited to paint models.
posted by ig at 10:38 AM on July 18, 2003


I used to have a girlfriend who worked as a farrier (shoeing horses) and did body painting - smearing paint on her body and rolling across a canvas. Very fun, unpredictable results.

She erected a huge installation on the town common in Amherst, Mass. The installation was made up of bodypainted panels, and formed an enourmous Tibetan swastika (visible from above) - I don't think anyone realized it was a swastika so - thank god - it was not misinterpreted


I did one myself - "Earth on Fire". No time to post a pic now though. Dramatic.

Non-toxic paints are recommended.
posted by troutfishing at 4:34 PM on July 18, 2003


ooooh capricorn took a second to work out, but wow.
and ig, i discovered your site some time ago, bookmarked it and go back nowandthen to lose myself in it. thank you.
posted by spandex at 5:33 PM on July 18, 2003


Great post, madam.
posted by timeistight at 7:07 PM on July 18, 2003


There are two kinds of people in the world: those who enjoy making themselves look like cats and creeping around on all fours, and those who enjoy laughing at them.

And the first kind are much more fun to hang around with.
posted by ook at 7:25 PM on July 18, 2003


ig, thanks for the link - as far as I am concerned, we can't link to your great site often enough...and what spandex said, there is so much good stuff to be found there!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:34 PM on July 18, 2003


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