15 Body Paintings of Animals That Completely Hide the Humans

Body painting is a fascinating form of art, in that it takes it usually takes a team of people to create spectacular art right on human skin. You can now find a whole collection of artists behind this movement at the website I Love Body Art. Through over 1,300 images, it showcases the most innovative and expressive forms of body art. Works from 150 professional and amateur artists from all over the world can be found here, with more added every week.

Here we’ve compiled some of the best animal body art examples out there. Emma Fay from the UK, Gesine Marwedel from Germany and Johannes Stoetter from Italy are just of the artists that have taken animal body art to the extreme. With professional make-up, expert lighting, and, of course, an unbelievable imagination, they’re able to completely conceal the body, making you believe, if only for a second, you’re looking at a painting of an animal, and not one of the human body.

Just this year, artist Emma Fay came out with a new series called Marvels of Nature where she teamed up with contortionist models Beth Sykes and Lowri Thomas and photographer Jonathan Macauley to create images of a colorful seahorse, a hairy spider and a majestic giraffe. Set against a white background, the contortionists, with their body angled in just the right way, are just as an important part of the piece, as the artist herself.

Above: Johannes Stotter

Body art: Emma Fay, Photo: Jonathan Macauley

Body art: Emma Fay, Photo: Jonathan Macauley

Body art: Emma Fay, Photo: Jonathan Macauley

Body art: Gesine Marwedel

Body art: Craig Tracy

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Body art: Johannes Sotter

Body art: Kate Spinks Dean

Body art: Kate Spinks Dean

I Love Body Art website





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