Bodypainting has come a long way from scrawling Obama's visage on our naked bodies.
Experts like Gesine Marwedel -- whose body art is featured below -- are integrating the human form into their work, and we can't get enough. Marwedel's surreal depictions of animals, the human body and nature will have you wondering whether you're actually looking at a human body.
"Body painting is not just paint to a living canvas; it is receiving the body shapes in the design, painting on and with the body," Marwedel says on her website (in German). "It is the transformation of a human into a breathing, moving, living work of art."
Photos by Thomas van de Wall