Friday, July 14, 2006

FLESH, INK. FRIDAY - World Bodypainting Festival

This year's World Bodypainting Festival takes place this coming week in Seeboden, in the south of Austria. Between July 17 - 23, 2006, over 20,000 participants and spectators will take place in what has become one of Europe's most colorful festivals. Artists from over 40 countries will exhibit their work, lead workshops, and compete for a variety of prizes - awards are given to artists, models, photographers, and videographers alike.

So, since we've all become aficionados of body painting together in the last few months, let's all drop what we're doing and head to the World Bodypainting Festival... I've been to Austria in the summer, and it's truly beautiful - an experience not to be missed. A LARGE number of the artists that you've come to love in this feature will be represented at this year's Festival.

You can take a look at the progress of the Festival ground set-up here, or check out the promotional video for the Festival here. This page also gives quite an assortment of other video from past Festivals - they're really amazing... it's one thing to see these works of art captured in still image, but quite another to see them in motion.

If you need a little bit more inspiration, take your time perusing the photos taken from past Festivals, and don't forget to check out the entire gallery at the World Bodypainting Festival's official website.

Previously on FLESH, INK. FRIDAY: Joanne Gair / Artdream / Lothar Potzl / Martin Armand / Karada Kesho / Leroy Roper /Joel Hernandez / Filippo Ioco / Agnieszka Glinska / EMBODY / Bernd Rantscheff / Barbara Ingenhaag / Images from Burning Man / Anton ten Dam / Pashur / Earth Henna / Wilderness Bodypainting / Carolyn Roper / The Australian Museum / Jodee Lenaine Smith / Fredi Schmid / Vladimir Valenta / Anthony Chiappin and Andrew Dunbar / Rich Diltz / Flesh and Color

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