A talk about Art

Hello, the purpose of this blog is to help bring to life a love of all art that is out there. Here you will find the masters to the most current artists out there. You will have a chance to learn a little about them and share your thoughts on their work. And along the way we will have some fun and questions and trivia about anything ART.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Body Art

Body painting is not necessarily a new form of art, but it is amazing what artists like Shannon Holt from Florida can do with paint on the human body.  She has created a series of paintings on humans called the "Florida Wildlife Series."  Each painting takes anywhere from 6-12 hours each.




So what are your thoughts about this type of art?  Can you find the human form in each picture?  Could you do this as an artist and be okay with the fact that it will be washed off?  Or better yet, could you be the model that would have to sit in that position for 6-12 hours?

47 comments:

  1. i really like how the artist interpreted both animal and human and it looks well blended, it doesnt look like both things are squished in there

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  2. I like how the animals look realistic. I'm not a huge fan of it being painted on a human body though. I have a feeling that getting painted on like that would be uncomfortable and the paint brush probably would tickle.

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  3. This is the type of artwork I find very unique compared to all of the many other ideas that can be created. To be able to find an image of an animal and paint it on to an actual human being is amazing and inspiring. To be able to put these animals on a person must have taken hours to do and so much patience. So many things that make this unique.

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  4. This picture is really cool because it is showing the movement of all the animals.

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  5. If I had to be in that position for 6-12 hours I would need substantial pay and a chiropractor.

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  6. haha this is cool but standing there for many hours just so people could look at you i dont think it is worth it but ts cool

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  7. I found the human in the painting. Not really into the body painting. Don't think i would want to be in that position for 6-12 hours.

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  8. i think this is weird but it goes to show the extents some people will go to for the things that they love. it would be very uncomfortable for me but thats just me.

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  9. I love how they look so real. I don't really like the body painting.

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  10. I think this art is really awesome. It looks like it took lots of work and time to make something like this and it actually difficult to find the human bodies in this picture. I dont think i could sit still long enough to get painted like this and its just going to get washed off anyways. Its really cool though.

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  11. That looks pretty cool. The people are hard to find in the photo's. It would be weird painting a someones body for six hours.

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  12. This really cool i love the alligator. But without a doubt i feel like this must of really awkward for both the painter and the person being painted.

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  13. This is kinda creepy.. But it is pretty realistic. I wouldnt like being these people though. It would be kinda weird Being painted on and have t sit in those uncomfortable looking positions. This would have to take forever! There is so much detail and colors.

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  14. These panting are really neat and looks like it would take quite a while to do, im not sure i would like doing these paintings

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  15. This artist takes a long time to paint this onto someone, and its just going to be washed off, but it is really neat photographed. I feel bad for the people who have to be in weird positions for long periods of time, it would be super uncomfortable. In the end I think the whole process was worth it.

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  16. This artist obviously took alot of time to do this, and put alot of effort in it. I like these paintings, shows that you have to put alot into it.

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  17. its unique and it stands out becouse he put most of then on a black paper

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  18. i don't really like this paintings because it is not my stile of paintting

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  19. That is neat. I like the fox one. I think it would be easy for me to paint that.

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  20. This is really cool. My favorite one is the fox because it looks the most realistic and blends in the best.

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  21. it look good and i cant find the humans, but would never be able to do it myself, wouldn't have the patient.

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  22. i really like this post out of all the ones on this blog! i really like the alligator because it looks the most difficult and has the most work put in. i think this would be cool for our art class to attempt.

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  23. This looks really cool! I like how they use a human and then they make an animal inside of it. The colors look so real and the animal looks real to. You can kinda see the human in the back ground. I would love to try this.

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  24. this is really cool. its is cool how they can make people look that good. they have to stay in the same position so it doesnt look bad.

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  25. This art is insane! Did they sit there, and the person painted on them for all that time, or did they paint it normal, knowing what it would look like when they did a certain pose? It makes me wonder if the person had to move around a lot until it was just right.

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  26. I personally find these a bit creepy. I think overall they're also pretty cool though. It's just that the human blends in with the over all background but you can just barely see the outline of them. I also would not want to be one of the people painted on because that would be a pain in the butt to take off.

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  27. I really like these. The first time that I looked at them I thought that they were just animals painted on a piece of paper. I really didn't think they looked that cool. They I read just a little bit at the bottom and found out that they were humans. I would like to do this as long as they didn't take it off. I would paint myself to look like a transformer then when it got down into a crouch it would look like a car!

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  28. I think this is so cool. It's awesome that someone can paint like this on the human body. It is difficult but you can see the human form. I would not want to sit for that long. It would be hard to see my art piece be washed off.

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  29. These are cool. I think the paint is very elegant. Plus i found the human in the bird too!

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  30. I like the art, but i dont think i could do something like that just to have it washed off. Also I think it would very hard to stay in the same position for that long.

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  31. This is so cool and it shows true art

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  32. I think this is super cool art! I can definitely pick out the human in each! I think it would be hard but cool to be the artist. You can always take a picture like these and I would be okay with it being washed away then. I could never be the model because you have to stay still in a cramped position. You would also have to be naked which I am not okay with, haha.

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  33. I think it looks weird and not something I would try doing. It looks like it would take a long time to do it, you would have to get every detail.

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  34. I would love to do that, that is if i was a painter or a drawer and i can't do both of those. Its wired but cool i thought it was a reflection than i saw it was a human and a animal! Amazing!

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  35. This makes me a little uncomfortable.

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  36. woooooooooow.... mind blown! i could have never of thought of they even came up with an idea like that. i am simply blown away by the shier time, effort, and pure thinking outside of the box put into this.

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  37. this is really weird but kinda cool becasue they are painting a human in a Animals

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  38. These are pretty cool. But at the same time they are kind of creepy. but they are also pretty cool.

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  39. I prefer the videos of people's face paint of another face on top; then the person opens his or her eyes or mouth and they are not were your brain was telling you they were

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  40. This is one of my FAVORITE types of art. Its so unique and interesting, i love it. It just takes "painting" to a whole different level.

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  41. This is definitely my favorite by far! i would love to have something like this on me. It would be so fun. However i could never paint this is good as they have!

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  42. I think this is pretty cool, but I also think that it is pretty weird. I think it would be a long process to do and you would need to be very precise

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  43. I couldn't imagine being in such a position for that long of time. Not only that, but you'd have to eventually wash off the masterpiece on your skin. Despite that, it is truly magnificent!

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  44. I think this is pretty cool. I wish I could do something like this but I wouldn't do good at it. I bet this took a long time to do.

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