Incredible over-the-top body painting festival comes to the heart of Austria (NSFWish)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 17 July 2015

The 18th World Bodypainting Festival recently took place in Austria, with more than 30,000 visitors and artists descending upon the small town of Poertschach. What was seen there can only be described as ‘incredible’.

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This chameleon doesn’t change its colours, it morphs into two women instead

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

So you think this is possibly the most beautiful chameleon you have ever seen. Except it isn’t. Look hard and discover for yourself the amazing illusion of some serious body painting that Johannes Stötter, an Italian bodypaint artist, wants you to believe.

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Bizarre body art at the World Bodypainting Festival

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Friday 12 July 2013

So Austria just hosted the 16th World Bodypainting Festival with a huge turnout of over 29,000 curious onlookers as well as participants from 45 countries. Naturally, a number of enthusiasts creatively re-interpreted the theme ‘Planet Food’ as ‘Really, WTF?’. Here is indisputable evidence.

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Crouching animals, hidden hands by Guido Daniele

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 28 September 2012

Milan-based photographer and body painter Guido Daniele is a mad genius. It helps that he etches out highly detailed textures that make his pictures drip with hyperrealism. Exceedingly jawdropping is the rather extensive photography collection he has amassed of animals painted on hands: komodo dragons, leopard murays, bald eagles and more.

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Human body paintings by Gesine Marwedel

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Tuesday 15 May 2012

The human body is a literal canvas for Gesine Marwedel. The 24 year-old German artist paints her subjects as an animal or with detailed, jaw-dropping sceneries that look mega fantastic under black light.

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