body art

body art

noun
an artistic practice or style of the 1960s and 1970s developing from conceptual art and performance art and utilizing the artist's body as both the subject and object in such experimentation as decoration, wax casts, and even mutilation.

Origin:
1970–75

body artist, noun
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Main Entry:  body art1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any semi-permanent decoration of the body such as tattooing, piercing, plastic surgery, etc.
Main Entry:  body art2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  jewelry or clothing worn and regarded as art
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