5 Amazing Paintings Recreated With Body Art

Artists Chadwick (Gray) and (Laura) Spector fulfilled their goal to “resurrect paintings onto a living body” through body art.

To get the amazing results, they (and the models) go through sessions that can go up to 18 hours.

Lanna Woman (Wat Umong)

Lanna Woman

Judith With The Head of Holofernes, after Cranach

Judith With The Head of Holofernes, after Cranach

The account of the beheading of Holofernes by Judith is given in the deuterocanonical book of Judith, and is the subject of more than 114 paintings and sculptures. In the story, Judith, a beautiful widow, is able to enter the tent of Holofernes because of his desire for her. Holofernes was an Assyrian general who was about to destroy Judith’s home, the city of Bethulia, though the story is emphatic that no “defilement” takes place. Overcome with drink, he passes out and is decapitated by Judith; his head is taken away in a basket. (Via Wikipedia)

Joan of Arc, Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Joan of Arc

Rossetti’s personal life was closely linked to his work, especially his relationships with his models and muses Elizabeth Siddal, Fanny Cornforth, and Jane Morris. (Via: Wikipedia)

Nell Gwyn as St. Catherine by Sir Peter Lely

Nell Gwynne as St. Catherine

A long-time mistress of King Charles II of England. Called “pretty, witty Nell” by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella. (More on her)

Wishbone by Nikolaos Gyzis


For more of their awesome works, check out chadwickandspector.wordpress.com.

For more awesome body art, take a look at these Londoners Use Body Art to Raise Blood Donation Awareness.

Via: Ailbhe Malone