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A participant poses with her body paintings designed by bodypainting artist Peter Tronser during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach on July 2013 in Poertschach am Woerthersee, Austria. (Photo by Didier Messens/Getty Images)

Acknowledged as having founded the modern bodypainting art movement, the annual World Bodypainting Festival has been stunning guests with human works of art since 1998. Set on a picturesque peninsula in the middle of Pörtschach...

World Bodypainting Festival

Acknowledged as having founded the modern bodypainting art movement, the annual World Bodypainting Festival has been stunning guests with human works of art since 1998. Set on a picturesque peninsula in the middle of Pörtschach...

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50 Mind-Blowing Body Painting Art works from World BodyPainting Festival

Body Art, 15th Annual World Bodypainting Festival, Austria, July 2012, Photos by Alexander Klein / AFP - Getty Images

The 15th annual World Bodypainting Festival wraps up in Austria

Body Art, Annual World Bodypainting Festival, Austria, July Photos by Alexander Klein / AFP - Getty Images

World Bodypainting Festival in Pörtschach, Austria

World Bodypainting Festival in Pörtschach, Austria - Ego - AlterEgo

So Austria just hosted the 16th World Bodypainting Festival with a huge turnout of over 29,000 curious onlookers as well as participants from 45 countries. Naturally, a number of enthusiasts creatively re-interpreted the theme ‘Planet Food’ as ‘Really, WTF?’. Here is indisputable evidence.

Bizarre body art at the World Bodypainting Festival

A model poses during the annual World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach July 5, 2013

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

A model poses during the annual World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach July 2013

The World Bodypainting Festival recently took place in Austria and in its 18th year, the competition did not disappoint. It is the ephemeral art form’s biggest annual event in the world, bringing in thousands of visitors to experience the colorful spectacle. Bodypainting can take hours to complete. The festival was founded in 1988 by Alex Barendregt.

The World Bodypainting Festival Turns the Human Body Into a Colorful Canvas

This creation by Claudia Kraemer won the “World Award” at the festival.(WB Production/World Bodypainting Festival)

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