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Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors. This week Hindus around the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, commemorate Krishna's pranks, and allow each other a momentary freedom -- a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance.

Gathered here are images of this year's Holi festival from across India. See also India's 'High' Holiday. [24 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Young Indians adorned with colored powder take part in celebrations for the spring festival of Holi in Bhubaneswar on March 16, 2014. A man throws colored powder on a woman during Holi in Mumbai, India, on March 17, 2014. Hindu devotees raise their hands to receive colored holy water from a priest (unseen) outside a temple during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, on March 17, 2014. Giraffe. "Weird Beauty" series by Alexander Khokhlov. Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov uses the human face as his canvas for creating graphic, black and white illustrations.

From the WiFi icon to the skip of a pulse line across his model's eyes, Khokhlov's vision is extraordinarily unique. Rather than relying on canvas, paper, or any other synthetic material as his foundation, Khokhlov relies on the beauty and lines of the feminine face to form this project, entitled Weird Beauty. The well designed face art, combined with simple and elegant female faces, presents viewers with a complex optical illusion of positive and negative space. Our eye is naturally and initially attracted to the strong black and white graphics painted by artist Valeriya Kutsan. But, after that, we are visually invited to explore the multiple layers of the photograph, from the swirls of perfect lines to the flawless skin, long lashes, piercing eyes, and emotionless expressions found beneath the paint.

Alexander Khokhlov's website via [PetaPixel] Painted People From Around the World. We exist in a unique moment within the human narrative. Where primitivism coalesces with modernity, and the wisdom of the ancients is embraced by 21st century visionaries. The great cycle is closing in, as we loop back to our true origins, while simultaneously bursting forth a magnificent new fractal reality. External Stimuli : Gerald Foster Photography, Amazonian Peoples, Hans Silvester Photography, Burning Man, Archaic Revival Themes : Consciousness, Culture, Humanism Nodes : 2012, archaic revival, Gerald Foster, Hans Silvester, primitivism, time wave zero. Hyper-Realistic Acrylic Body Painting. Paint War. Mehndi, lace painted with henna. Mehndi, even this procedure is called “henna tattoo” became fashionable in the West, thanks to movie stars and models recently – at the end of the 1990s.Unlike real tattoos, which is for life, henna lasts up to three weeks Mehndi is a form of ceremonial art that originated in ancient India in the XII century.

The use of mehndi is described in the earlier Vedic ritual books. In Indian tradition, the art of decorating the body of the henna patterns associated with wedding ceremonies. Young woman from Kara tribe in the Omo Valley, photographed by Steve McCurry. "2D or not 2D" series by Alexander Khokhlov. Moscow based photographer and artist Alexander Khokhlov has created a wonderful art project titled “2D or not 2D”. In this series, the artist creates makeup portraits which can easily confuse our vision. He created these portraits in 2D and some of these photos might indeed do the trick with the help of Valeriya Kutsan’s professional makeup work, the natural lines of the models’ faces are almost indistinguishable. View More Designer: Alexander Khokhlov.

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