Bodypainting

 

Body painting has been around since man began painting on walls. In the beginning bodypainting was used ceremoniously, a way to communicate social status, a way to strike fear in battle, and as a means to alter states of consciousness by eliminating individuality to embody a more collective identity which eliminated the fear of pain and self identity in dedication to the group interest. Body painting became popular to western civilization in the 60’s with the exhibitionists in liberation of the social mores.

 

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~ by Benjamin Wuest on December 2, 2011.

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