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Beautiful Chinese Landscapes Painted on the Human Body


Beijing-based artist Huang Yan expertly emulates traditional paintings from the Song Dynasty of Chinese landscapes on the human body. While the style and art of painting is a traditional practice, the choice to use the human form as a canvas adds new meaning to the works. The contemporary artist's series, aptly titled Chinese Landscapes, presents a visual relationship between man and nature through his expert application.

Each of Huang's body artworks reinforce Taoist concepts that imply a sense of harmony between man and his environment. In the same vein, the body and painted landscapes in the series move together as a single entity. One begins to question what the art truly is, though. Is it the paintings themselves, the body they're exhibited on, or do they work in unison as a form of performance art?






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Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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