Satanicly inspired painted ladies Stripped easels: Weird and wacky displays of art on humans at the international bodypainting festival

  • Hundreds of models and artists flock to the annual Body Painting World Festival
  • Event, which takes place in Poertschach, Austria, now in its 16th year
  • Artists take inspiration from nature and science fiction as they vie for the prestigious top prize

Her face painted blue, a crown of leaves on her head and her arm transformed into a Biblical serpent this woman becomes an alternative Eve as she clutches a tempting apple.

The Eden-inspired model is one of hundreds of people whose bodies have been turned into living canvases as they depict all things wild and wonderful in a brightly-coloured spectacle.

The kalidoscopic models are all taking part in the annual Body Painting World Festival where hundreds of artists from across the globe converge for their yearly celebration.

Would you Adam and Eve it? This model portrays both the Biblical serpent and an alternative Eve as she poses during the annual World Bodypainting Festival

Would you Adam and Eve it? This model portrays both the Biblical serpent and an alternative Eve as she poses during the annual World Bodypainting Festival

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