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Paint A'Licious : 2006 Calendar Five Stars
Paint A'Licious : 2006 Calendar

 
Body Painting : Masterpieces by Joanne Gair Five Stars
If ever there was a defining moment in a career, for renowned body-painting artist Joanne Gair it came when she painted "that suit" on Demi Moore for the Vanity Fair cover. Gair allows us to see the human body as a canvas to be transformed and she created some unforgettable images. Her collaborations have resulted in thousands of extraordinary photographs from magazines, record covers, music videos, films, and catwalks. Showcased here are 75 of her most iconic images.

Paint A 'Licious by Joanne Gair Five Stars
Joanna Gair gained instant notoriety with her eye-popping Vanity Fair cover shot of a very pregnant Demi Moore in 1992. She is an icon in the world of body paint make-up artists, working with Hollywood celebrities in movies and television, and creating one-of-a-kind images for national magazines. This is filled with many pages of comedic and colorful human canvases. Each photograph or series of photos tells a very short story, accompanied by quotations which enhance or explain the photographs.

Sports Illustrated : In the Paint Five Stars
Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue is a highly anticipated delight for many afficionados of the female form. This collection of photos of some of the most beautiful women on the planet features the body painting genius of Joanne Gair. These bountiful babes sure look like they are wearing some nifty swimsuits. NOT!

Bodyscapes by Jean Paul Bourdier Four Stars + Half Star
Here artist Jean Paul Bourdier applies his skills to a completely different task, creating haunting photographic images that allow viewers to see the environment from inside out by painting the bodies of models, thereby making them one with the desert landscape. In these photographs he eschews any digital altering, instead combining primal forms and materials with diverse textures to create exciting new interpretations of timeless nature and temporal body.

Body Painting Kit by Sophie Hayes Four Stars + Half Star
Temporary tattoos combine the best of both worlds, the edgy mystery of body art with the flexibility to match your tattoo with your mood. This provides how-to instruction on designs from around the globe. Every design is shown in simple steps that allow for improvisation and creative flair. There are over 50 designs in 350 illustrations and includes several drawing methods and tips for finishing and preserving tattoos.

Body Art by Barry Bish & Laura Hodgson Four Stars + Half Star
A tiny book (about 4" x 4") displaying body art covering small areas of the body, such as, the face, eyes, belly button, shoulder, wrist, etc. Divided into four section on the influence of tattoos, (examples include the Celtic armband or Japanese character), adornments (such as eye jewels and beauty spots), henna influenced designs with their intricacies, mirror and repeated patterns and finally body painting on the arm or shoulder.

The Return of the Tribal Body Adornment Kit Four Stars
The perfect way to Go Tribal! This allows you to experience the body adornment movement firsthand. Contains a rainbow of safe, nonpermanent body adornment items, ornate bindi from India, cosmetic piercing, henna, kumkum body paint, and tribal tattoo designs, and instructions for applying each item, suggestions for your own designs, and discusses the history and significance of these body adornments.

Return of the Tribal by Rufus C. Camphausen Three Stars + Half Star
A photographic collection of various forms of body art. An exploration of the modern revival of piercing, tattooing, scarification, and body painting that reveals its origins in tribal culture and practices. Since earliest times, tribal cultures around the world have used body marks and modifications to indicate membership and rank within the group, identify with spiritual totems, express sacrifice, loss and enhance physical attraction.

Ritual Body Art by Charles Arnold Three Stars + Half Star
A brief history of body art and how it works symbols (and their meanings) used in body art meanings of the colors ritual and makeup, jewelry, apparel and props masks and masking scents, with and without art uses in Sabbaths, esbats and other rituals everyday uses for body art 16 pages of color photographs

Celtic Body Decoration Pack by Andy Sloss Three Stars
Celtic body decoration is an up-to-the-minute fashion statement that actually has its origins in pre-Roman times. This pack contains everything needed to create the dramatic images associated with the Celts. A 80-page, fully illustrated book explains the history of Celtic body decoration and gives ideas for creating original designs, from icons of Celtic art to mirrors, torcs, spirals, step and key patterns, knotwork, and snake images.

The Tribal Tattoo Pack by Andy Sloss Three Stars
The art of decorating the body with tattoos dates back as early as the Ice Age. Each design in this pack is unique and carries its own special meaning which are clearly explained, whether as religious symbol, talisman, charm, indicator of status or position, or simply an adornment. This includes instructions and materials to create spectacular tribal designs, four paints in vibrant, earthy colors, transfer sheets, and a brush.

Decorated Skin by Karl Groning Three Stars
This unrivaled collection of striking photographs traces 10,000 years of cultural history, from stone-age peoples body painting and punk self-inflicted piercings to today's carnival clown. A team of art historians, ethnologists and archaeologists provide enlightening commentaries on the development of an extraordinary spectrum of body painting, tattooing & scarring techniques.

Beach Body Art by Aileen Marron Three Stars
Here are beautiful new body decorating designs from the author of the popular "Henna Body Art Kit". Includes ten reusable transfer sheets and fully illustrated instruction book. Aileen Marron was born in England and grew up in Kuwait where she learned the art of henna application. Aileen is in great demand as a teacher and artist throughout the world.

 

 

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Painted Bodies by 45 Chilean Artists & Roberto Edwards Five Stars
This is a must have coffee table book for anyone even remotely interested in body painting. The book itself is huge and packed with spectacular photographs on glossy paper. There is a 4-page layout in the middle. Each of the 45 artists has done one body painting, then posed the model in several positions. Both nude females & males, as well as all races are used. Biographies of all the artists are in the back.

Body Decoration by Karl Groning Five Stars
This is a breathtaking and remarkable publishing achievement that weds spectacular photographs and highly readable expert text. Societies located far and wide appear in this book, for traditions of decorating the human body date back thousands of years and include the use of painted designs, scarification, piercing, manipulation of hair, sporting of accessories, application of makeup, oils, and mud, and tattooing.

Veruschka by Vera Lehndorff & Holger Trulzsch Five Stars
An excellent book with a wide variety of full body painting images using the 1960s model 'Veruschka' as the canvas. The chapters are Mimicry-Dress-Art, Signs and Animals, Nature, Peterskirchen, Spetse, Paros and Oxydation. The painting covers the model's entire body and she merges seamlessly into her surroundings. Other body paintings include the illusion of suits and ties.

Drawing a Crowd : World Body Painting Festival (DVD) Five Stars
Drawing a Crowd : World Body Painting Festival. Watching the art of bodypainting is amazing. I definitely recommend this visual treat. I was so enthused by the artists I felt like I was at the festival being painted. The photography is brilliant and the music makes you feel the heart-thumping competition. When the art is complete, you can hardly tell that the models are nearly naked.

Body Painting by Willem Buis Three Stars + Half Star
Full of exquisite, full color photographs, with incredible detail! The women models the signs of the zodiac, complex geometric patterns, and strikingly beautiful and intricate abstract designs in a multitude of colors. The models "wear" everything from sexy lingerie to shorts with suspenders, you will find it hard to believe it's paint! No two designs are similar. This book is a must have for all body painting enthusiasts.

Body Painting Pack by Beth Margetts Three Stars + Half Star
This kit includes small paints, transfers and a 'how to' book. The areas of the book include, getting started, stencil motifs, tattoo transfers, freehand decorations, and the use of ink and crayon. The body art displayed covers small areas of the body, such as, the face, eyes, belly button, shoulder, ankle, etc.

Body Painting Pack by Beth Margetts Three Stars + Half Star
This kit includes small paints, transfers and a 'how to' book. The areas of the book include, getting started, stencil motifs, tattoo transfers, freehand decorations, and the use of ink and crayon. The body art displayed covers small areas of the body, such as, the face, eyes, belly button, shoulder, ankle, etc.

Body Art Chic by Barry Bish Two Stars + Half Star
This book shows examples of diverse range of body art which is available. It is divided into a number of distinct areas which include tattoos, henna, nail art, bindi, body jewels, body paint, hair design and piercing. The body art on display covers small areas of the body, such as, the face, eyes, belly button, shoulder, wrist, etc.

Playboy March 1968 Two Stars
Playboy March 1968 : The Provocative Art of Body Painting : Eight Pages

Playboy January 1971 Two Stars
Playboy January 1971 : Ten Pages with Veruschka

 
 

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