Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top Body Painting Festival 2010

Who will refuse to an invitation for World Body Painting Festival? If you do, then you don’t know how to appreciate creativity and art.

Known to be the ‘Mecca of Body Painting’, the World Body Painting Festival is an indulgence for creative and artistic people. That is why it is not a surprise that throng of curious tourists, body artists and photographers visits this annual event. It is one of a kind festival in the world where you can relish the various creative and remarkable paintings in a canvas of human body.

The World Body Painting Festival is held in Seeboden, Carinthia, Austria every third week of July. This annual event of creativity draws approximately 15,000 spectators around the globe and more than 200 body painting artists and models across the continent vie for the title of ‘World Champion Body Painter’.

The festival lasts for one week in which during the first four days will be series of special workshops and lessons hosted by the World Body Painting Festival Academy. The last three days will be the actual painting event and body painting artists start to create their magnum opus in a unique canvas which a human body.

There are three categories to compete that include brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects such as UV body painting and face make-up The yearly festival comes with a theme and body painting artists are expected to produce their work of art that tone with the theme both erotically and aesthetically.

As for the models, there are no restrictions. Artists can use either male or female however all models must wear pants while being painted but female models can go topless if needed. Most of the models are volunteers and unpaid. They take pleasure in experiencing this unique and rare opportunity of transforming their human body into a magnificent work of art.

At the end of each day of the actual paint event, the painted models will walk down the catwalk and stroll amidst the flock of very enthusiastic photographers who are clamoring for the best snapshot. Special prizes are waiting for the best top three photos.

The brainchild of World Body Painting Festival is Alex Barendregt who started the first event in 1998 for the purpose of rekindling the tourism industry in his small village. Since then, it became one of the most anticipated and biggest events in the body painting community as artists aspire to bang the ‘World Champion Body Painter’ award, an ultimate recognition of their unsurpassed talent and skills am

ong the throng of other best body artists in the world.

Source: japanesebodypaint.blogspot.com

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