World Bodypainting Festival 2018

World Bodypainting Festival 2018: In Living Color

Eye-popping artwork graces human canvases.

The 21st annual World Bodypainting Festival brightened up Klagenfurt, Austria, during the weekend of July 14 - 15, 2018. Artists from more than 50 countries took part in the two-day extravaganza, transforming models' bodies into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Thousands of visitors attended the competition, where painters used special effects and airbrushing skills to tell stories on living canvases. Here, photos of some of this year’s most eye-popping creations.

PERFECTLY POISED Didier Messens/Getty Images PERFECTLY POISED Artist, Maria Bedeachi from Italy GARDEN PARTY Didier Messens/Getty Images GARDEN PARTY Artists, Matteo Affranoti from Italy and Nick Wolfe from USA HIGH ART Didier Messens/Getty Images HIGH ART Artist, Marlena Cesi from Italy BORN TO LOVE Didier Messens/Getty Images BORN TO LOVE Artist, Gulia Giuggiolini from Italy FAN THE FLAMES Didier Messens/Getty Images FAN THE FLAMES Artist, Wing Sum Diana Chan from Australia FLY ME TO THE MOON Didier Messens/Getty Images FLY ME TO THE MOON Artist, unknown
World Bodypainting Festival 2018
World Bodypainting Festival 2018
Didier Messens/Getty Images ABSTRACT GESTURE Didier Messens/Getty Images ABSTRACT GESTURE Artist, Monique Lily from The Netherlands ROYALTY Didier Messens/Getty Images ROYALTY Artist, Kristina Komarowa from Russia UNDER THE SEA Didier Messens/Getty Images UNDER THE SEA Artist, Hoyam Hajlaoui from Belgium STILL LIFE Didier Messens/Getty Images STILL LIFE Artist, unknown
World Bodypainting Festival 2018
World Bodypainting Festival 2018
Didier Messens/Getty Images ONE WITH NATURE Didier Messens/Getty Images ONE WITH NATURE Artist, unknown METAMORPHOSIS Didier Messens/Getty Images METAMORPHOSIS Artist, Moona J Weaner from South Korea FAIRY TALE Didier Messens/Getty Images FAIRY TALE Artists, Luccia Postacchini and Sonia Ricci from Italy NEON DREAMS Didier Messens/Getty Images NEON DREAMS Artist, Vilija from Sweden HEAD IN THE CLOUDS Didier Messens/Getty Images HEAD IN THE CLOUDS Artist, Francesca Caviccio from Italy EYE SPY Didier Messens/Getty Images EYE SPY Artist, Ekatarina Shakarova from Russia