Chinese ink-painting on white skin of topless young models: Eight senior artists perform body painting action art publicly in Chongqing

 

Chinese Art  Updated:Tue, Jan 29, 2013 07:51 AM   By Bernd Chang

 

Chinese ink-painting on white skin of topless young models: Eight senior artists perform body painting action art publicly in Chongqing on Saturday January 26th.

Eight senior artists performed body painting action art on 16 topless models in traditional Chinese painting style in front of hundreds of spectators in Chongqing on Saturday January 25.

The eight artists of Chinese traditional painting, all in their 60s or above, were invited from China Academy of Art and Sichuan Academy of Art.

The 16 young models, wearing only breast pasties and underpants with a piece of cloth loosely bound on their waist, bared almost all their body for the artists to perform action art.

The event drew hundreds of curious visitors to watch on spot.

The body painting action art was to welcome the Chinese lunar new year of snake, according to the organizers.

Ink-painting, in Chinese Shui-mo (??), or ink and wash painting, or also loosely termed watercolour or brush painting, was one of the traditional Chinese painting skills. Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Traditional Chinese painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink; oils are not used.
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