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.
Amazing Water Drawings with Ink To mark “World Water Day” (March 22nd), Solidarites International has launched an ad campaign to raise awareness about contaminated water that kills so many people in the world. It is a video developed by agency BDDP Unlimited, produced by Hush, and directed by Clement Beauvais. Official notes about the project: [...] Link via iGNANT
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
Tony Orrico Mesmerizing performance drawings by artist and dancer Tony Orrico. He is a human spirograph, performing works for up to 4 hours continuously! Watch the videos below! Body Painting by Craig Tracy Article by James Pond I am the owner of Pondly.com / art lover / electrical engineer / software developer / MBA in e-business student. I blog for pleasure and love to share my Internet findings. Web site: Body painting is form of art in which Craig Tracy excels. Website You may want to check out Body Painting by Barbara Pichiecchio and Alessio Frederico Sample: Do you want more visual fun? You might also like A young artist The talent of this guy is amazing! Hsin-Yao Tseng – artists who managed to get a bachelor’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco. His talent surprises, soft colors and shades make his paintings breathe. Hsin-Yao Tseng is apparently in love with San Francisco.
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.
Yosuke Goda Drawings by Yosuke Goda. Here’s a video of another one: "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
3D Paintings on Panes of Glass Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK For more on David Spriggs see his beautiful website at davidspriggs.com or for more on Xia Xiaowan see Wikipedia Above and Below: Xia Xiaowan’s distorted 3D figures Artist: Xia Xiaowan Below: David Spriggs beautiful paintings fill the room with stormy emotion. Artist: David Spriggs Artist: David Spriggs Source: amusingplanet.com
"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. Alexander Khokhlov's website via [PetaPixel] The Art of Paul Kuczynski Take a look at some paintings by artist, Paul Kuczynski. More after the jump.