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When I first hear that there are a couple of female artists out there who use their breasts as paint brushes, my initial reaction was simple.
It seemed like a novelty item, more than anything. The important thing about art, in my opinion, isn't how it was created but the reaction that its audience has when they experience it. Do they stop and stare at it? Does it cause them to think or feel something unique?
Every work of art has some kind of a story behind; something that lead the artist to create it. Usually, that something goes beyond the fact that the artist has paint and breasts. However, as I look at this painting by Kira Ayn Varszegi, there's no getting around the fact that her use of of color is captivating. One almost can't help but be drawn to it.
Painted with Boobs
When I first saw this painting, I didn't even think about the fact that it was done with a woman's breasts - at least not at first. At first, I found myself drawn to its use of color. The hot pink areas pull one's eyes toward the edges of this painting, while the swirls of blue pull them back towards the center. This creates an interesting tension in the piece.
Of course, the fact that this artist painted with her breasts does eventually return to the forefront of one's mind. However, at that point, the thoughts tend to gravitate to pure mechanics of how she could have achieved such a feat with that technique.