World bodypainting festival 2012 portschach austria

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World Bodypainting Festival in Southern Austria brings together hundreds of the best bodypainters globally. Models are painted during a 10 hour process and then perform in front of thousands of fans to win the competition in a beautiful setting.

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World bodypainting festival 2012 portschach austria

  1. 1. We had the extraordinary pleasure of attending the World Bodypainting Festival on a beautiful Lake in Portschach in Southern Austria
  2. 2. Bodypainting artists from around the world converge in Austria each year for this prestigious festival. Models stand for 8-10 hours to allow the artists to createtheir masterpieces. The process begins by drawing outlines of the intended art on the model’s body.
  3. 3. Then, eachaspect ofthe work ismeticulouslyapplied onebrush strokeat a time.
  4. 4. Transformations intothe final artwork are amazing to watch unfold over hours.
  5. 5. Male and female models each participate in the multi-day festival.Airbrushing is one of the categories.
  6. 6. Models have to stay nourished during this all daytransformation process.
  7. 7. Models become actors takingon the personalities of their artwork
  8. 8. Some models wear contact lenses to enhance the character’s portrayal
  9. 9. Bodypainting also offers the opportunity for advertising and promotion at this World Festival.
  10. 10. For some creations, foam latexprosthetics are added to enhance the illusion
  11. 11. After painting is completed, model-actors perform incharacter and arejudged for prizes.
  12. 12. Thousands of people watch as each model with completed body art performs on stage next to the lake.
  13. 13. We spent time with Craig Tracy, a bodypainter from New Orleans. We own some of his artwork. He won the entire WorldBodypainting Festival in 2005 and is highly respected globally.
  14. 14. Craig Tracy is themaster of illusionin bodypainting.On the next slide,you will see howthis beautifulimage wasactually crafted.
  15. 15. "It is my intent to continue to explore and expand the perceptions and boundaries of this most ancient, alluring, and contemporary art form.“ ~ Craig Tracy
  16. 16. On the following slides you will see the vast variety of Craig’s body painting achievements.

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