Walking works of art show way

Central Station | 29 Aug 2017

The bodies of dozens of female models were turned into living canvases at a festival in South Korea as delicate brush strokes and flamboyant illustrations covered their bare skin.

Near-naked women - wearing only panties and strategically placed pieces of tape on their breasts - packed the 2017 Daegu International Bodypainting Festival, surrounded by teams of artists and onlookers.

Top artists from across the world were in Daegu as models strutted on stage in high heels and exotic headdresses to display their dazzling body art.

"I've never been naked anywhere but around my husband," American Neome Mullenberg said as artists, equipped with spray paint and brushes, diligently worked on her body.

"The weirdest part is that I feel like I'm fully clothed."

In just six hours, the models were turned into walking works of art as they strutted down an open-air stage in front of hundreds of spectators. The artists compete for cash prizes.

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