World Bodypainting Festival (WBF) organized by Alex Barendregt is the most creative, colorful, and memorable festival in the world! The WBF not only brings the World’s top body art talents together but also creates an atmosphere where people feel that they are a part of an artistic family celebrating their colorful annual reunion.

The WBF introduces you to the beautiful art form of fine art bodypainting that celebrates the human forms combined with the creative ingenuity of an artist. Bodypainting is a truly unique art form that only lives for a day. More than 300 artists from over 50 countries competed at the WBF2018. Main artist competitions took place over three days from July 12th to July 14th with 8 World Awards, 4 Special Awards, and 2 Amateur Awards up for grabs.

I was lucky to travel from Ottawa (Canada) to Klagenfurt (Austria) and take stunning pictures at this incredible festival. This article features 20+ of my favorite photo impressions from WBF2018, enjoy! If you like the body drawings that you see, please check out this incredible 208-page book “World Bodypainting Festival” that we have published last year with many more fantastic works of art from the World’s top artists.

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#1

Artist: Ottorina Danese

Artist: Ottorina Danese

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Ottorina Danese
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautifull

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#2

Artist: Andrea Benocci

Artist: Andrea Benocci

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Turco Martina
Community Member
2 years ago

Top

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#3

Artists: Gloria Bordin And Giulia Ronzoni

Artists: Gloria Bordin And Giulia Ronzoni

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Dmitri Moisseev
Community Member
2 years ago

Artists Giulia Ronzoni (Italy) & Gloria Bordin (Italy) took second place in the World Award: Team Show category at the WBF2018

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#4

Artist: Cavicchio Francesca

Artist: Cavicchio Francesca

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Ezio Calza
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful

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#5

Artist: Marzia Bedeschi

Artist: Marzia Bedeschi

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Dmitri Moisseev
Community Member
2 years ago

Artist Marzia Bedeschi (Italy) won first place in the World Award: Brush/Sponge category at the WBF2018.

#6

Artists: Matteo Arfanotti And Nick Wolfe

Artists: Matteo Arfanotti And Nick Wolfe

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Dmitri Moisseev
Community Member
2 years ago

Artists Matteo Arfanotti (Italy) & Nick Wolfe (USA) won first place in the World Award: Team Show category at the WBF2018.

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#7

Artist: Tiziana La Monica

Artist: Tiziana La Monica

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Lyndsey
Community Member
2 years ago

An absolute masterpiece. Love how it looks like a dress.

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#8

Artist: Alex Hansen

Artist: Alex Hansen

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Meghan Turnis
Community Member
2 years ago

oooh even the eyes are "painted," and the heart is a snake! Creepy!

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#9

Artist: Kristina Komarowa

Artist: Kristina Komarowa

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Inna Kol
Community Member
2 years ago

I choose number 11

#10

Artist: Claudia Kraemer

Artist: Claudia Kraemer

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Dmitri Moisseev
Community Member
2 years ago

Artist Claudia Kraemer (Germany) won third place in the World Award: Facepainting category at the WBF2018.

#11

Artist: Sofia Bue

Artist: Sofia Bue

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

or rather Sophia Blue :)

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#12

Artist: Bon Ki Bonnie Yiu

Artist: Bon Ki Bonnie Yiu

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#13

Artist: Anna Chapovalov

Artist: Anna Chapovalov

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Lyndsey
Community Member
2 years ago

Who else is loving the butterflies on the feet?

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#14

Artist: Yulia Vlasova

Artist: Yulia Vlasova

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GalaxyInAJar
Community Member
2 years ago

This is my favourite! Georgous

#15

Artists: Nerea Senserrich Campos (Left) And Vic Lai (Right)

Artists: Nerea Senserrich Campos (Left) And Vic Lai (Right)

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Bea Mee
Community Member
2 years ago

wow this is so beautiful! I want to get a painting of this!

#16

Artist: Corina Tudor

Artist: Corina Tudor

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Dmitri Moisseev
Community Member
2 years ago

Artist Corina Tudor (Romania) won second place in the Special Award: Creative Make-up category at the WBF2018.

#17

Artist: Einat Dan

Artist: Einat Dan

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#18

Artist: Lorraine Haise

Artist: Lorraine Haise

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Dmitri Moisseev
Community Member
2 years ago

Please note that correct spelling for the artist name is Lorraine Halse (Lorraine Halse-Smith).

#19

Artist: Olena Kharchenko

Artist: Olena Kharchenko

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Dmitri Moisseev
Community Member
2 years ago

Artist Olena Kharchenko won first place in the Special Award: Creative Make-up category at the WBF2018.

#20

Artist: Silke Kirchhoff

Artist: Silke Kirchhoff

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Dmitri Moisseev
Community Member
2 years ago

Artist Kirchhoff Silke (Germany) won third place in the World Award: Brush/Sponge category at the WBF2018.

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#21

Artist: Maryna Halachova

Artist: Maryna Halachova

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Dmitri Moisseev
Community Member
2 years ago

Artist Maryna Halachova (Belarus) won third place in the Special Award: Purple Brush category at the WBF2018.

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#22

Artist: Viktorija Radchenko

Artist: Viktorija Radchenko

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Denis
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't quite see how this could be in a competition for body painting...(scratching head..are those tattoos?)