International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications
Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 1-11
Received: Nov. 26, 2019;
Accepted: Dec. 20, 2019;
Published: Jan. 7, 2020
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Eun-Young Park, Department of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
The purpose of this study is to establish a method and find a possible way of applying biomimicry camouflage in body painting. This study seeks a direction for the future of the beauty and art industry through biomimicry. For this study, we analyzed the works by classifying camouflage body painting into passive and active camouflage sections based on the application of biomimicry to the artificial camouflage system. In terms of detailed types, passive camouflage was classified into general resemblance and special resemblance, and active camouflage into adventitious resemblance and variable protective resemblance, and expression characteristics and type were derived. Passive camouflage is the work of the pictorial expressive technique using aqueous and oily body painting products. The general resemblance was expressed as a body painting of crypsis and camouflage strategies. The special resemblance is a mimicry in which the human body camouflages the whole figure of living organisms or inanimate objects. Active camouflage is a work that uses a special body painting product with the object and airbrush techniques. The adventitious resemblance was camouflaged with the object technique, the most primitive camouflage method. The variable protective resemblance was expressed in abstract motifs with a variety of colors and optical illusions using special body painting products. As a result of the research, body painting in the field of applied arts can best express camouflage, and the development of new materials and techniques through biomimicry can expand the scope of expression in body painting.
Body Painting Type Analysis Based on Biomimicry Camouflage, International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications.
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