Thursday, December 6, 2012

Body Art

Artist Gesine Marwedel's paintings are full of life - quite literally.

The German creates her stunning images not on a traditional blank canvas but on the bodies of people, as these breathtaking pictures reveal. Using her subjects' limbs to create angles for her intricate work, she transforms them into moving masterpieces that represent landscapes and animals. All her body art is created using eudermic colours, which are natural and based on mineral water and thermal mud.

World cities are merged as the artist tries her hand at a more urban style:

A desert scene, complete with camels, is represented on this woman:

A bleak mountainscape under a moonlit sky transforms this woman:

Half-man, half-tiger. With meticulous attention to detail, a tiger painting merges into the model's natural form:

A painting of an iguana that is incredibly lifelike:

A model is turned into a human swan:

The artist gets to work on one of her subjects, this time painting a tree on a beach:

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