The World Body Painting Festival has been a part of the local festival scene for almost 20 years now and is the biggest art and music festival of Carinthia, the southernmost federal state of Austria.
The regional capital with its historical city center, theatre, and galleries is just the perfect location for the festival and its visitors to enjoy an exciting festival week with a colorful potpourri of captivating body painting art and the delicious delicacies of the Street Food Market beside multiple musical top acts.
The heart of the festival was the world championship on the three primary days with competing artists from over 54 nations in various categories, trying to impress the festival visitors and the jury with their unique and outstandingly creative designs. Shortly before midnight the new world champions were announced and celebrated in an awarding ceremony. Let's take a look at some of the spectacular body painting pictures from the artists along with some facts of the event. Get ready as some may haunt you, and some may take your breath away right at the moment.
For such a versatile event that showcases fine painting intricacies, models wait even up to six hours to be turned into elaborate works of art using everything from the humble paintbrush to extraordinary prosthetics and latex makeup.
The glittering blue on her face and add-on accessories like ears and lenses take hours of hard work to accomplish such a beautiful yet bizarre paintings on the body.
Those mountain-like flecks on her head and vibrancy of blue and neon greens make the body painting unique.
Can you figure out what that personality on the lady's back is? It's Mr. Mahatma Gandhi, India.
The painting categories in the event included props and effects like brush and sponge, ultraviolet effects, airbrush, and special effects.
So much detail on the face certainly has taken a large effort to do so. Those extra horns add on to the haunting beauty of the painting.
Beautifully painted faces on the milky white background of the body might have stolen everybody's, heart.
Shining bright yellow and blue colors make this body painting one of the charming ones you can't take your eyes off.
Those bizarre looking eyes seeped into the hair of the lady and perfectly painted on the body of this man is flawless.
The starry face of this woman painted in a unique way yet a peeping frame is used yet to make it more embellished and giving life.
The glittering silver used in the most attractive manner along with the surrounding blossoming flowers that add to its shine.
Isn't that a quirky and happening event? I guess the event has its flawless beauty.
Around 30,000 people attended the festival, with many sharing some of the best creations on social media.
A bouquet of butterflies with a mixture of brightening colors like yellow, green, blue, etc. make up the scene picturesque.
About majority of the population hides in a mask, that's the perfect body paint and add-on masquerade on the face of the society.
Sanatan Dinda from India was named world champion at the 2017 World Body painting Festival in Austria.
That stern look on his face and the full body painted in dull blue has its tribal beauty.
This painted look reminds me of the character of Natalie Portman from Star Wars. Indeed, appreciating.
Spectators were able to admire the creations as they took the catwalk at the festival, which this year celebrates a theme of 'A Fusion of Beats and Bodies.'
Models with such loud body paints are adorned in color, prosthetics, and headdresses.
That's all folks!
Such beautiful paintings are proof that our planet is packed with undiscovered talents that come across in such events. Let me know what you think of these body paintings in the comment section below.
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