The First bodypainting Day in NYC
This article has pictures of nudes. Hopefully, I have used good judgement in editing the photographs.
The essay is simply to show you an event that took place only in New York City. Public nudity is legal in the city if it’s part of a performance, exhibition or show.
Artists in Manhattan painted the bodies of 40 nude models on Saturday, turning the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park into an outdoor celebration of the human form – first ever New York City body painting day and is the .only city in the country that would allow a Bodypainting Day. Since 1988 this planet has been graced by an annual event that sits somewhere between beautiful and bizarre, it’s the World Bodypainting Festival. From 47 countries all over the world, people flock to the beautiful lakeside town of Pörtschach in Austria to compete, spectate and appreciate the kaleidoscopic array of incredibly intricate patterns and designs painted across hundreds of bodies.
(For Art buffs) – Body painting, or sometimes bodypainting, is a form of body art. Unlike tattoo and other forms of body art, body painting is temporary, painted onto the human skin, and lasts for only several hours. (in the case of a “henna tattoo”) a couple of weeks. Body painting that is limited to the face is known as face painting. Body painting is also referred to as (a form of) “temporary tattoo”; large-scale or full-body painting is more commonly referred to as body painting, while smaller or more detailed work is generally referred to as temporary tattoos.
(Except for lead photo, all other photos are mine)
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Remember that when you take a walk… something always catches your eye.