The Human Canvas: The World's Best Body Paintings
"The human body is the most beautiful thing to us, both inside and out." --Nick & Brian Wolfe
Inside the Magical World of Bodypainting
From fine art to fashion and from advertising to competition, the world of bodypainting is vast and beautiful. With The Human Canvas you will get front row seats to the pageantry of mind-blowing images from accomplished artists around the world. Many of these artists have won the coveted championship at the World Bodypainting Festival and every one holds a special place within this secret, joyful world of creativity and art. With gorgeous images and inside peeks into the minds and processes of the artists, this book will inspire and amaze you.
This book was inspired by the World Champion artists Brian Wolfe, who succumbed in his fight against pancreatic cancer in October 2013. A portion of the proceeds from this project will go to support Brian Wolfe's wife and young daughter.
About the World Bodypainting Festival
The World Bodypainting Festival in Austria has been one of the driving forces in bodypainting over the past two decades. This event hosts the World Bodypainting Championships and has distinguished and encouraged the art form.
Receiving hundreds of hours of broadcast time each year, the World Bodypainting Festival has carried this art form into the consciousness of everyday people on almost every continent. It has brought together a massive artistic community with years of history, creativity and experience.
"Imagine a painter who can create an image from an idea in the fullness of color, design and expression, and then imagine this artist asking their canvas to sing, dance or scream." --Karala B.
ARTIST ENRICO LEIN | PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAEL HEINZE ARTIST SOFIA BUE PEDERSEN | PHOTOGRAPHER DMITRI MOISEEV ARTIST NICK WOLFE | PHOTOGRAPHER KARSTEN SKRABAL ARTIST CAROLYN ROPER | PHOTOGRAPHER MARKUS MAYER ARTIST FREDI SCHMID | PHOTOGRAPHER DMITRI MOISEEV ARTIST EINAT DAN | PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREA PERIA ARTIST GABI VON DER LINNEPE | PHOTOGRAPHER FRIEDRICH JAMNIG ARTIST GABRIELA HAJEK-RENNER | PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREA PERIA ARTIST LORIE HAMEL | PHOTOGRAPHER LEROY LIEVEN ARTIST BIRGIT MÖRTL |
painted on us? What if I seriously painted on living, breathing human beings?’ Now nothing even comes close to painting on people. People are my passion. Diamonds and gold are dull by comparison.” Einat Dan WWW.EINATDAN.COM Einat Dan is one of the leading bodypainters and makeup artists today. She has won countless titles at national and international competitions for body art in Europe and Asia. Einat founded her own line of bodypainting products and makeup brushes, and she teaches makeup and
a group of three Italian bodypainters qualified by the highest industry awards. “Bodypainting has so many emotional levels where I can express and interact. First of all, when the idea arises, I have an amazing experience with my model as we create. I enjoy interpreting my work through many different mediums like performance, video or photography. Finally, I get interesting feedback from my audiences. I feel this unique energy which comes from a deep human history.” Filippo Ioco
SCOTT FRAY PHOTOGRAPHER SCOTT FRAY PHOTOGRAPHER BONNIE STANLEY Gallery ARTIST LARA LOCKWOOD | PHOTOGRAPHER JACK WILLINGHAM ARTIST YOLANDA BARTRAM | PHOTOGRAPHER BRET LUCAS ARTIST PETER TRONSER | PHOTOGRAPHER JAMARI LIOR ARTIST KATE DEAN | PHOTOGRAPHER JIM JOHNSTON ARTIST FIORELLA SCATENA | PHOTOGRAPHER ANDREA PERIA ARTIST HELEN DEMI | PHOTOGRAPHER MAX KALMYKOV ARTIST FILIPPO LOCO PHOTOGRAPHER FREDERICK ALGADO ARTIST ALFREN FABRIS | PHOTOGRAPHER TONI RESHEF ARTISTS CAROLYN ROPER &
broadening the experience of the art and what it means to be a bodypainter. Every person has inner truths and greatness, love and vulnerability. Every individual experiences their own color of truth, and yet somehow, this billion-strong pallet of souls exchanging and experiencing their own truths paints an ever-changing, growing picture that is life. ARTIST KUDRINA KATE | PHOTOGRAPHER MARKUS WALDEGGER ABOUT THE AUTHOR Karala B. Wallace is an artist and author from Sydney, Australia, living in