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Amazing medical makeup by Lisa Berczel. Ukrainian Women Bring Back Traditional Floral Crowns To Show National Pride. Polish Artists Recreate Traditional Slavic Wreaths as Gorgeous Floral Headdresses. From the bright beads to the bold makeup to the bouquets balanced as exuberant crowns, these photographs by Ula Kóska are rich with color, pattern, and texture.

Polish Artists Recreate Traditional Slavic Wreaths as Gorgeous Floral Headdresses

Created in collaboration with makeup artist, stylist, and costume designer Beata Bojda, the images comprise a series called Etno, an abbreviation stemming from the word “ethnography.” Kóska and Bojda have paid homage to their shared Polish roots by featuring craftsmanship that’s likely to surprise those unfamiliar with the country’s culture: though appearing remarkably realistic, the featured flowers are handmade entirely from paper. In early Polish folk tradition, floral wreaths were worn for both religious and secular ceremonies, like marriage celebrations and Easter festivals. When the manufacturing of decorative paper and cigarettes arose in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the “handicraft paper” movement re-imagined those earlier headdresses with hand-created paper blooms. Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo.

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the natural lines of their models’ faces and twist them into strange new forms.

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Their newest series of stunning colored portraits, 2D Or Not 2D, is only the latest collaboration between the two artists. Khokhlov and Kutsan have also created portrait series with powerful black-and-white designs and a series parodying the popular Angry Birds game. The designs are amazing – some of them soften or break down the face’s lines, while others reinforce them or create unnaturally perfect patterns. The idea behind their latest series was to make the faces look like 2d images. According to Khokhlov – “Valeriya used different techniques of face painting so you can see a lot of variations – from sketch and graphic arts to water-colour and oil-paintings. Source: alexanderkhokhlov.com. Johannes Stötter Art - Johannes Stötter Art. Body painting. LOOK: Using only makeup, Russian artists turn models’ faces into incredible optical illusions.

She shoots the metamorphosis of the body: beautiful and ugly at the same time. Généralement les photos de cette série laissent la même impression : à gauche une fille désirable, bien foutue, à droite, une femme qui se tient mal, laide, pas bien dans sa peau. On pourrait presque croire qu’il s’agit de deux modèles différents parfois, mais non. Gracie Hagen, photographe et artiste, à Chicago a intitulé cette série de photos dont elle est l’auteure : « Illusions du corps. » Jointe par e-mail, elle parle « du problème des portraits que l’on voit dans les médias » : « Ces images ne sont pas des représentations réalistes de ce à quoi nos corps humains ressemblent.

Les modèles ont l’air hyper attirants sur les photos du fait des éclairages, des angles, de Photoshop. » Facile d’avoir l’air magnifique ou laide Le propos n’est certes pas révolutionnaire, mais on a le regard happé par les photos de Gracie Hagen. On en vient même à se dire : je pourrais être cette personne à gauche mais aussi cette personne à droite. . « Je veux y intégrer encore plus de diversité »

Seems Like A Normal Painting. When I Looked Closer, I Was Blown Away. Cuded – SF Times | The following images may seem like beautiful artworks but actually feature the latest masterpieces in body painting.

Seems Like A Normal Painting. When I Looked Closer, I Was Blown Away.

Living on the verge of art, body paint has always been a provocative trait characteristic of either indigenous cultures or the fashion world. As time goes by, body painting is becoming increasingly popular and used in various commercial and mainstream activities. The art of body painting has diversified so much, as to have its own sub-categories, ranging over traditional body painting, fashion body painting, fine body painting and even graffiti on body. The shared trait of all body painting styles is that they use body as canvas, emphasizing the transforming potential of the human skin. Body painting has been around for centuries, typical for various cultures of Pacific islands, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.