Body Painting as a Way to Express Yourself
There are several particular forms of human art activity, the public opinion towards which varies from complete rejection and denial to appreciation and high appraisal of their esthetic values. To such subcultures, marginal, or alternative arts one can refer graffiti, hip hop, break dancing, and body painting among other forms of pop art and culture. The latter (body painting) is the theme of the today’s featured showcase at Cruzine, a design magazine on the Web. So, we now welcome our readers to witness and enjoy the specific yet fine understanding of aesthetics and real talent of body painters as well as bravery and art passion of people, who choose to turn their bodies into temporary yet very bright and expressive live canvases.
Body painting has been known to people since ancient times, being practiced in many tribal cultures for religious, hunting, or military purposes. Today it still remains popular and widely spread even if not clearly identified as a form of body painting art. Today there are more examples and fields of application for body painting than one may imagine, varying from common make-up, used by women on the regular basis, to face painting used by militaries as part of the camouflage, and to body painting, used by people during festivals, multiple trade and entertainment fairs, sports or even political events. In order to show you all the diversity of body painting we have prepared the following collection of pictures, revealing all the beauty, individuality, and peculiarity of body painting art.