This Artist Uses the Body as a Canvas for Surrealistic Body Painting

By: Sheena Claassen - Published: Feb 17, 2013 • References: culturainquieta
Artist Gesine Marwedel is a visionary when it comes to surrealistic body painting. Formerly working on canvas and wood, Marwedel now utilizes the human canvas to create realistic and unusual art.

Marwedel learned the skill of painting with henna during her time volunteering at an orphanage in India, and from there her creativity exploded. She started to use the human body as a canvas as she found it was a good way to help people rediscover their beauty. Her realistic and surrealistic body paintings depict everything from animals, landscapes and abstract concepts. She even uses multiple human canvases to depict birds and dolphins jumping through the water.

Marwedel is a talented artist with an eye for realism and a passion for the human body. Her surrealistic body paintings are undoubtedly attention-grabbing, and allow us to consider the human body in various forms. Stats for Body-Based Animal Paintings Trending: Older & Popular
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