Weekly art websites: body art

From painted bodies to nude photography, the human body has been an inspiration and subject of art for thousands of years. This week's selection of art websites looks at how contemporary artists are reinterpreting the human form.

Nicole Tran Ba Vang - http://www.tranbavan.com/
French artist and photographer Nicole Tran Ba Vang uses digitally manipulated human flesh-like clothing to create visual illusions of bodies within bodies.

Claudia Rogge - http://www.claudia-rogge.de
Claudia Rogge creates highly edited photos of human patterns and epic mythical scenes using hundreds of often naked human bodies as her subject matter.

Emma Hack - http://www.emmahackartist.com/
Skin illustrator Emma Hack obscures bodies by painting them to disappear into the background.

Olivier Valsecchi
- http://www.oliviervalsecchi.com/
Dust, a recent project by French artist and photographer Olivier Valsecchi, casts the human form in ethereal clouds of dust, trapping their forms "between animated and disembodied" states of being.

Bella Volen - http://www.bella-volen.com/fine-art-body-painting.html
Austrian visual artist Bella Volen transforms the body into a canvas that defies the eye.

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