It's May, so it's time for something great! May is all about Performance Arts on ArtHistoryProject, Performance Arts are one of those things that hit you like a shipwreck and leave your mind buzzing with inspiration. For this feature I chose two things that are very close to my heart: Nail Art, and Geek culture.
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Nail art goes far beyond applying a nice shade of nail polish, it is a piece of art that you get to parade around and show to the world. People will always notice a nice piece of nail art and commend you for it. After a few days you get a fresh canvas a new chance to explore your creativity!
Nail art involves a lot of precision and planning to make the best out of a space as tiny as a nail. Some people have created complete masterpieces on this tiny canvas, used it for miniature sculpture, or as statement pieces. Some nail art is good for everyday wear and so much fun to plan for special ocassions, some other is too delicate or bulky to wear outside of a photo session. Whatever the case, it's all beautiful!
Some people feel that nail art is a waste of time since it doesn't last long and is destined to meet the nail polish remover sooner or later. There's a few ways around it, like using fake nails or special acrylic polish finishes that last for weeks... but in the end, part of its beauty is that you have to enjoy it for as long as you can, and take its end as a new beginning, a chance to do something even better next time.
What makes Nail Art and Geek culture so perfect together? I have no idea, but here's a few of the best examples I could find around DA, I hope you will enjoy them and maybe feel inspired to try it too!