Thursday, August 7, 2014


Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.
~Danny Kaye

A time-consuming, temporary art today -- body and face painting.

Living Statue, Festival Nieuwe Binnenweg
photo by Gerard Stolk

Puli, Kerala, India
photo by Ranjith Shenoy R

photo & retouching by Rodrigo Adonis
body painting by Mila Delaporte

2010 FIFA World Cup Fans
photo by Octagon

Sydney Body Art Ride
photo by Ernest Fratczak

Participant in body painting competition at San Carlos City, Philippines
photo by Billy Lopue

Young Suri boy with face painting in Kibish, Ethiopia
photo by Dietmar Temps

Silver Woman, Living Statue
photo by Simon Mugridge

Colchester Free Festival, 2012
photo by Jason Cobb


HWY said...

Definitely a type of performance art...and very different variations thereon.


The living statues are cool; enjoyed seeing the preparation photo.

The Puli "lions" were particularly interesting because it seemed all four of the participants had bellies to suit the beast. :-)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Cool! That first living statue is incredible.

Retta said...

Those living statues are amazing!
On tv I'm following a show called Skin Wars, about a group of artists using human form for their canvas. Fascinating!

Robyn Hood Black said...

Amazing! Thanks for showcasing such a variety. (And I haven't even gotten my makeup on yet today....)

Ben said...

I like how happy the world cup fans look!