If You Don't Think Your Body Can Be A Work Of Art, These 15 Photos Might Change Your Mind

The World Bodypainting Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The human body is a wondrous thing. Add beautiful art to it and it creates something extra special.

In July, the World Bodypainting Festival celebrated its 20-year anniversary at Klagenfurt at the Lake W├Ârthersee in Carinthia in the south of Austria, and the artists featured produced awe-inspiring, show-stopping pieces on the human physique at the  Open Air Artspace.

Awards were given to standout artists in categories such as brush/sponge, airbrush, special effects body painting, UV effects, face painting, and an open category award for newcomers.



In addition to the body painting, the festival included musical performances from international bands and DJs.

"Artist from more than 50 different nations will do their best to stun and entertain visitors at the 20th anniversary of the World Bodypainting Festival, the world championships for Bodypainters," the festival's website describes. "High quality Art creates a special experience for all visitors of the Open Air art park 'Bodypaint City' combined with music and shows."

Check out some of the wonderful body painting featured at the festival

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