30 Shocking And Stunning Examples Of Art Where Human Body Has Been Used As Canvas!

Normally when you think of art, you tend to think in terms of paintings, sculpture, music or some such media. And then when it comes down to painting there are oil paintings, there are watercolors and more recently there have been acrylic paint art. All these are painted on canvases or wood or walls or some such medium. Have you ever wondered how to paint with acrylic paints?

In this article we are not going to show you examples of any of these, we are going to show you examples where the human body has been used as the canvas. It is not the same as how you paint a dog, it is entirely different. Some of the examples you see here could be beautiful, some shocking, some bizarre and some downright outrageous, but they all have a bold theme that will captivate and fascinate you.

Here are some examples of such art:

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Cherry-Blossom-Tree-333921652

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Cherry-Blossom-Tree-333921652

In the above example you can see that the cherry blossoms that are so famous in Japan have been painted in the corner of the eye for a stunning look.

 

http://www.deviantart.com/art/After-hunt-320306767

http://www.deviantart.com/art/After-hunt-320306767

Once again the eye has been used to show the angst and pain that one should feel after a cruel hunt.

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Rise-of-Guardians-Tooth-Fairy-FACE-ART-342788154

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Rise-of-Guardians-Tooth-Fairy-FACE-ART-342788154

A beautiful and very effective way of showing the tooth fairy – a being that every child looks forward to.

http://ophelia-overdose.deviantart.com/art/Satellite-157671240

http://ophelia-overdose.deviantart.com/art/Satellite-157671240

Shows a artistic version of a being from another planet using the body as a canvas

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Zombie-Girl-266829274

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Zombie-Girl-266829274

A macabre representation of a zombie which looks horrible but compels us to keep looking

http://pixiecold.deviantart.com/art/Nostalgia-Fox-336207063

http://pixiecold.deviantart.com/art/Nostalgia-Fox-336207063

The fox has been shown in a miniature form giving shades of nostalgia to it

http://yayacosplay.deviantart.com/art/Yakuza-bodypaint-closeup-142342231

http://yayacosplay.deviantart.com/art/Yakuza-bodypaint-closeup-142342231

The body paint on this girl is stunning in the way it covers her in vivid colors

http://viridis-somnio.deviantart.com/art/Crab-129632189

http://viridis-somnio.deviantart.com/art/Crab-129632189

The mouth has been used to form a crab

http://pixiecold.deviantart.com/art/Sunken-treasure-340156264

http://pixiecold.deviantart.com/art/Sunken-treasure-340156264

Sunken treasure is placed in the place where the tears would be

http://pixiecold.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-Make-Up-335295800

http://pixiecold.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-Make-Up-335295800

Extreme Halloween makeup

http://laurengibson.deviantart.com/art/There-was-fire-in-her-eyes-288373677

http://laurengibson.deviantart.com/art/There-was-fire-in-her-eyes-288373677

Fire in her eyes so graphically presented

http://meltedrabbit.deviantart.com/art/Emerald-Eyes-295274485

http://meltedrabbit.deviantart.com/art/Emerald-Eyes-295274485

Scary emerald eyes in the best way

http://pixiecold.deviantart.com/art/The-world-needs-rain-320070301

http://pixiecold.deviantart.com/art/The-world-needs-rain-320070301

The world does need rain, right?

http://ikie.deviantart.com/art/batik-peacock-1-90296963

http://ikie.deviantart.com/art/batik-peacock-1-90296963

The batik peacock in all its glory

http://victoriagugenheim.deviantart.com/art/The-Chequerboard-Dissolves-267659813

http://victoriagugenheim.deviantart.com/art/The-Chequerboard-Dissolves-267659813

The human checkerboard

http://sweetgreychaos.deviantart.com/art/This-Our-Town-of-Halloween-184553567

http://sweetgreychaos.deviantart.com/art/This-Our-Town-of-Halloween-184553567

The Halloween town in full representation

http://viridis-somnio.deviantart.com/art/Chameleon-129907866

http://viridis-somnio.deviantart.com/art/Chameleon-129907866

Chameleon shown colorfully on the lips

http://archaical.deviantart.com/art/Tightlaced-368794426

http://archaical.deviantart.com/art/Tightlaced-368794426

The tightlaced lady – the expression says it all

http://sweetgreychaos.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Sides-310257799

http://sweetgreychaos.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Sides-310257799

The dark side anyone?

http://ophelia-overdose.deviantart.com/art/Paint-it-black-170933418

http://ophelia-overdose.deviantart.com/art/Paint-it-black-170933418

Stark black used for artistic expression

http://viridis-somnio.deviantart.com/art/Panda-178601184

http://viridis-somnio.deviantart.com/art/Panda-178601184

Cute panda art using lips

http://jzino.deviantart.com/art/Liquid-Sunshine-160457646

http://jzino.deviantart.com/art/Liquid-Sunshine-160457646

Sensual and amazing liquid sunshine

http://ophelia-overdose.deviantart.com/art/Matrix-158301183

http://ophelia-overdose.deviantart.com/art/Matrix-158301183

Modernistic Matrix in blue; always a hit

http://anita-lust.deviantart.com/art/Lady-Dragon-4-217816245

http://anita-lust.deviantart.com/art/Lady-Dragon-4-217816245

The red dragon lady for stark effect

http://karmaela.deviantart.com/art/Laces-354412385

http://karmaela.deviantart.com/art/Laces-354412385

The laces so simply and well done  on the back of hand

http://theyellowdino.deviantart.com/art/Play-51791318

http://theyellowdino.deviantart.com/art/Play-51791318

The colors and designs showing the play full  mood

http://kaaotickatie.deviantart.com/art/Underneath-the-Skin-317793635

http://kaaotickatie.deviantart.com/art/Underneath-the-Skin-317793635

The macabre representation of what lies underneath

http://free0ne.deviantart.com/art/Flame-106111638

http://free0ne.deviantart.com/art/Flame-106111638

The golden hair turning into flames as it flows down the back

http://laurengibson.deviantart.com/art/Embers-348185701

http://laurengibson.deviantart.com/art/Embers-348185701

Embers shown so well on eyes with great ash effect

http://redchanges.deviantart.com/art/Earth-114329357

http://redchanges.deviantart.com/art/Earth-114329357

The earth is in your hands for you to destroy or save

As you can see such art is not only difficult but it needs a lot of imagination to integrate the contours of the various body parts into the art itself. But no matter what your reaction is , the one thing that such bits of art can guarantee is that there will be a reaction. Isn’t that what art is all about?

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