World bodypainting festival 2007

Is it art, or is it exhibitionism?

facepainting

Certainly this one is art. It won second place in the World Facepainting Award. By Lucie Brouillard of Canada.
 
bodypaint

Is it art, or is it exhibitionism? … Answer: Yes.

Finally, this one just makes me laugh:

Tony the Tiger?

Rather clever, actually, to notice a similarity between a nipple and a nose. I can’t say that it ever crossed my mind before!

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nebcanuck
    Oct 24, 2007 @ 01:52:46

    I’ve come across these from time to time. Looks like the pics you snatched were fairly… tame? I recall one that I saw where one man decided that his nether regions would pull off a fairly convincing elephant trunk. It worked, very well… but also succeeded in making me question his sanity, lol.

    It’s neat to see what people come up with. I know that I would never be brave — crazy? — enough to do it though!

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  2. MaryP
    Oct 24, 2007 @ 08:29:08

    And I’d been wondering if all the models (canvasses?) wore underpants, as the woman pictured does. I guess I know now!

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  3. JewishAtheist
    Oct 24, 2007 @ 13:42:51

    Art has often included exhibitionism. You think Venus was popular only for its artistry? 🙂

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  4. Mysterious Wonder
    Oct 24, 2007 @ 15:55:05

    Very neat!…… This is very attractive to the an artistic perspective. Ther average viwer may look at the last two with disgust, but if you put the aspects of the body away and look at the art, it is really captioning and beautiful. It is wonderful to see what people do to portray art, the first one is by far the most decorative, especially when looked at closely. Second one, looks like a green mermaid in underwear :P…. The third picture as you said representing the nipple as a nose is intelligent, and the tiger is well crafted.

    Great post!

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  5. snaars
    Oct 24, 2007 @ 21:19:32

    Artists would not be able to do this in most places in the U.S., which is unfortunate in my opinion.

    This art form flirts with the demarcation between socially acceptable body art and exhibitionism. The girl in the second photo is pretty but not sexy, naked but not nude. Her pose is somewhat alluring but not even close to being pornographic. She appears distant, yet the art medium itself is a cry for attention.

    What is her message? What is she supposed to be? Why is she green with veiny-looking purple blobs and shadowing? Why does she have a map of a south-pacific island accross her panties?

    These are burning questions.

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  6. wiangube
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 09:59:26

    I think these are pieces of art.

    http://amarillo.com/stories/103007/fea_8761641.shtml

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  7. Dhani
    May 08, 2008 @ 09:20:34

    Just for information. In Indonesia, there’s no such an art like it. because people are fight for anything that they think it’s not kind and suppose not to be published, but, actually, I really appreciate great art like this.

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  8. amir
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 09:47:15

    i love sexypaint & more bodypaint

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  9. Marie
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 21:24:54

    I am a body painting model and have been for the last 3 years. I think that body painting is absolutely amazing- and the artist deserve a huge pat on the back!! I know how hard it is to draw and paint on paper, let alone a 3D body that changes shape with every move!!

    You wear a G- String, but as soon as your nipples are covered you feel as though you are dressed.

    It is also really good as a confidence builder, because you are wearing a “Costume/ Mask” you lose all inhibitions and are completely comfortable with yourself. And the best bit- you don’t have to be a size 0!!! The body is a beautiful piece of art which should be admired.

    Sorry I thought you might like to hear it from a models perseptive.

    Take care x

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  10. Stephen
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 06:56:31

    Thanks, Marie! I used to act in the theatre, and I know what you mean about wearing a Costume/Mask. For me, it was enough just to be playing a character — it wasn’t really “me” that was being exposed to the audience.

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  11. Jen
    Aug 31, 2008 @ 04:19:02

    See.. this is even the type of stuff I would love to do, I’m just really overweight. But this is complete art, I don’t see much else in it. I think people who do are just looking for an excuse to rant.

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  12. hugo
    Feb 04, 2009 @ 18:51:16

    wanna have correspondence from you

    Reply

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