Body Paint Illusions Turn Models Into Animals

Body Paint Illusions Turn Models Into Animals
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Artist Gesine Marwedel paints mammals and birds on contorted human canvases.

Francis Bea
  • 21 march 2013

25-year-old surrealistic and realistic German artist Gesine Marwedel has a gift for shape shifting human bodies into elaborate animals with her brushstrokes.

Paintings are commonly associated with canvas paintings, but thinking outside of the box Marwedel contributes to the revival of the ancient art of body painting called Henna. It just so happens that Henna art is growing more popular in contemporary times, particularly as tattoos.

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