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Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison3 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison3 by BenHeine
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85% of madness, a fantastic model, 15 liters of acrylic.

Model: Caroline Madison.

Taken with my new Canon EOS 5D Mark II. I love it!
As you can see in the making, I've used different light
sources, that's why the shadows go in different directions.
I need to get more powerful spotlights for my studio...

If you wish, you can view this video interview in which I
explain the philosophy behind "Flesh and Acrylic":

The above picture and other images from the "Flesh and Acrylic"
series have been published in The Telegraph in December 2011.

For more information about my works:

Work in progress & details:

Flesh and Acrylic - Making 4 by BenHeine

Previous "Flesh and Acrylic" project with Caroline:

Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison1 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - C.Madison2 by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - Making 1 by BenHeine

Other "Flesh and Acrylic" works:

Flesh and Acrylic - Martin by BenHeine Flesh and Acrylic - Yanna by BenHeine

The Lotion of Passion

A poem by Peter S. Quinn

The lotion of passion is here with you
In the purest of white skin and the dark
With the feelings of spring and water true
That in to each your emotions will spark
A flower of love that comes like spring
To sooth every cell of your skin nerve
And on to your feelings always shall sing
To accomplish its youthful and its verve

A dove of the sky and your summer mood
Something for everyone to feel good
And complete the new appearance that hooks
Be to your skin like a nourishing food
And always win through in each a-la-mode
To go with knowledge of nature and looks
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Starting with an all white canvas has made your use of viberante colors transform this into an outstanding eye catcher work of art. Finding a model willing to aid in this project is also no easy task. I would love to see much more of this work, please do not stop here let your talant keep going on. Do you have more of this to share with us? I have a personal preferance for this type of work and would enjoy seeing much more if possiaable. Good luck in your future works of art, from a greatful admirerer of colorful women.
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DaphCold Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is so cool! Congratulations for your great work!
ookamedias Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
one of my favorite of Mr Ben Heine !
TFSakon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Very powerful use of posing and dynamics in the paint, it feels almost visceral. Which is interesting considering the vibrancy of the colours you've chosen. In different colours I think it might have quite a macabre feel.
GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
That's pretty cool :)
MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Interesting idea...Combining people and paint and canvas...
Angus4greenie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
very cool
ChloChlo12 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how her pose and the paint on her body flow into the paint and structure of the background. Beautiful.
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
T-equio Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
the human pattern.

Miss-Mae Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Super duper cool! Those colours are awesome :D
MomokoTan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I love this whole series but something about this one really gets me, this is just too beautiful! you have done an amazing job!
mondecolore Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EdlynSabrina Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Renatinhafriends Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg, i'm loving ur art!!
AndTheRAVENCalls Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I find it amazing how much work you put into each photograph you don't just take a typical nude portrait, you create and piece of art that you just happen to photograph beautifully. I love it. <3
TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What I find interesting is that the scale and depth of the paint blotches set the scale of the entire work - and therefore the model appears not to be life-size, but rather much smaller.
IAteYourFood Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I never noticed that until you mentioned it
TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd love to see it across the Hudson River from me at the Dia Art Foundation ([link])
Tohma21 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your amazing, what inspires you?
chesterina Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anguiad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I don't know what I like most: the splashes on the body or the patterns on the background. Simply great!
PsychadelicTranceXXX Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
this picture has such a feeling of freedom! i love it
harera22dec Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
good job
XX-WindyKnights-XX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool! Love the bright colors and the splatters' shapes.
fractalhead Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
well done
LaPetiteBohemienne Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love the bright colors, the texture you created with them and how you used the model.
lucium55 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
You're like Dali on acid, zeer goed, Ben! :)
mavis0720 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Your entire Flesh and Acrylic series is visually striking and mentally intriguing. I think it utilizes nudity as an aesthetic element, rather than a sexual one, and is well within the realms of taste. However, I do think that in some, the splatter painting and other elements tend to get cluttered. My favorite is the first take of Caroline with the lines-clean, crisp, striking.
Artyjax Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I think this is great are you a fan of Yves Klein?
bree123456 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
i love how it says so much with how simple it is
zahoriglez Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
heart-WORM Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:airborne: your arts make me fly!
thefragrantsoul Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Artist
The overall effect of this piece is stunning. I love art work that makes me wonder how it was made and why and explore the piece before then going back and looking again... great work :clap:
SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student
I love the poem you included! The photo looks very much like a photomanipulation! I'm saying this in a good way. ;)
Cyluho Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like that! ;)
traumtaenzerin13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
LeneEide Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wolfpup12 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is so cool! :D
monika-es Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
featured here [link] !
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zegkaas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
A true DD :D
kaliannameyron Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Was it your intention to make the splattered paint look like it was much smaller? Maybe it's just me and my skewed perspective, but it looks to me like the whole thing should be about 8x10... inches, rather than feet, and she a tiny doll. I think it's because the acrylic gives such depth, and I've never seen THAT MUCH of it thrown around, that I expect it to be the size of the small splatter I get from flicking a brush full of paint across a piece of a paper.

Forgive me if this is a bit inappropriate, but I love the way you hid her panties with the paint, giving the illusion of full nudity. It helps give the impression that she's been sculpted there, like an old, marble Greek statue, and then splattered with color.
Emma-Jen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is so fantastic xD that would be SO FUN! :D
McCarthyPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Love the concept and execution. Great image!
McCarthyPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Love the concept and execution. Great image!
tamigabriely Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
maidenofwar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
this is, incredible
aRt-is-a-Key Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
MissAlbertElder Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I love those spontaneous works of yours^^. Also, I do belive that for the model bathing afterward might be the best sensation ever XD
SMerle Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Amazing! Have you had a show on these particular works yet? Love to know how they do.
BenHeine Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks my friend. No show yet, the first one will happen by the end of october in Brussels...
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Focal Length
45 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 4, 2011, 6:35:14 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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