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Body Art

Czech Art Nouveau inspires body painting

19 April 2012

The IXth Czech Republic Body Painting Championships showcased a gallery of beautiful artwork in Prague on the 31st of March. The Championship was part of an annual event, Inner Beauty Prague 2012. Working on themes such as ‘Fairy Tale’, ‘Lady from a picture of Czech Art Nouveau Painter Alfons Mucha’, artists painted on models who also put up a concerted performance. Interestingly, media coverage of the event shows a confusion over categorization. While some feature it as a sports event, others classify it as ‘art’ or even ‘fashion’.

The artists, however, feel that painting on the human body is an expression of art by itself.