I was struck by this COLOURLovers post about body art. If you want to see some really awesome body painting, check it out. My favorite are the ones that blend in with the background, but there are many types of body art and all are worthy of mention.

One note was odd in the post:

Considered by some to be the most ancient form of art – though it’s legitimacy as an art form is still debated – body painting has a long and colorful history…

Uhhh, how is its legitimacy as an art form possibly debated? The difference between it and traditional painting is that instead of almost two-dimensional depictions on canvas, this is on three-dimensional bodies. How does that difference make something not-art? It doesn’t. It’s a perfectly valid form of art, especially when considered in light of that most expansive and useful definition, that everything which is not nature is art.