From Art to Aliens – Austrian Bodypainting Festival has Colorful Characters


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Models endured waits of up to six hours in their quest to become elaborate human canvases in an Austrian town this weekend, as the 2017 World Bodypainting Festival and world championships got under way.

The event sees participants decorated not just in paint, but in elaborate latex makeup, creating appearances that would not be out of place in a science fiction film.

An artist touches up makeup on a model during the “World Bodypainting Festival 2017” in Klagenfurt, Austria, July 28, 2017.

On Friday, some of the human exhibits included a scaly-skinned woman with an animal skeleton headdress, another with multiple sets of horns, while the more reserved were semi-naked, painted with butterflies, apes and flowers.

A model performs on stage during the “World Bodypainting Festival 2017” in Klagenfurt, Austria, July 28, 2017.

“My painting is called ‘Utopia’ and stands for a world in which all dreams come true,” said artist and third-time participant Karen Dinger from Germany.

Her painting and costume, which took six hours to create, features heart-shaped red and white wings that stretch from the model’s head to knee-level and a painted moon on the leg.

The three-day festival, which is in its 19th year, sees 60 artists from over 50 countries take part, and competitions in 13 separate categories including special effects bodypainting, brush and sponge painting and ultraviolet effects.

A model performs on stage during the “World Bodypainting Festival 2017” in Klagenfurt, Austria, July 28, 2017.

News Courtesy: VOA NEWS

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