Bodypainting meets Classic at the Kurhaus in Meran

Art work that comes to life, which tries to explain itself, to scream and to transport emotions. All these things I experienced on 29th of august 2015 at the Rabarama Skin festival at the beautiful Kurhaus of Meran.

At the beginning I wasn’t very much impressed, except by the low price of 5 Euros. The famous Kursaal of Meran was quite empty; barely audience and I didn’t notice a lot of publicity. Unexpectedly there passed less than 10 minutes and I was completely stunned by the extravagance. The performance took me on a journey full of emotions and pain. It was about the art of body painting. The fascinating artists realized a marvellous piece of art on (almost) nude bodies and brought them, together with the models, to life. It required a lot of concentration and patience from both, models and artists. The event was split up in two parts: the first part was for young newcomer artists and the second one for experienced body painters. Already at the beginning I got goose bumps as every artist prepared a very special performance with his “masterpiece” to tell the story behind his unique painting. Each artist created an individual artistic synthesis, which started with the painting, the performance and ended with the proper music during the show. The models seemed to be dressed in gowns made of beautiful pictures and abstract figures. I had the feeling that the only ones who showed real nudity were the artists themselves. They opened up their hearts and took us on a short trip inside their souls. Everybody was able to feel their fears and struggles, their strengths and their feelings. Meran proved once more that also international Art has its well-deserved place here.

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