This is today’s brain teaser and puzzle for those of you who need a fix. German artist Jörg Düsterwald is one of the best painters in the world, and he has perfected the art of hiding models in plain sight! In the image below, there is a model – Düsterwald has painted her body, and she is posing in the image – we promise.
Image Credit: N/AIt is said that only those with high IQs can find the model. Are you able to find the camouflaged woman in this picture? How about finding her in less than five seconds?
Düsterwald, a native of Hameln, Germany, has been combining body-painting with photography for over 20 years. Although “body-painting” may seem exotic, you’ve probably come across it once or twice without even knowing it. Many of our favorite aliens or creatures from movies are body-painted, most notably Mystique from X-Men. Many performers, in dance and theater, also use body-painting to make individuals emerge seamlessly from tress and other amorphic backdrops. What Düsterwald does, however, elevates the medium to a fine art.
In this series of photos, Düsterwald is working with a model known simply as Nadine, as well as photographer Tschiponnique Skupin, in a forest in Lower Saxony, Germany. Although Düsterwald does not take the photos himself, he is responsible for the composition of the entire shot. As you’ll see, just one leaf or finger out of place can throw off everything.
It is said that only those with high IQs can find the model. Are you able to find the camouflaged woman in this picture? How about finding her in less than five seconds? Düsterwald is truly amazing! The woman does blend in perfectly with the autumn themed background!
She’s hidden there at the base of the tree, disguised by some very clever body paint. Just look at the details in her chest, leg and even hair! The colors and textures Düsterwald chose are on point.