CULTURE & ARTS
08/24/2015 09:04 am ET

Behold, The Camouflaged Nudes Of Master Body Painter Filippo Ioco

The painting process can take anywhere from one to eight hours, depending on the complexity of the natural surroundings.

Warning: this post contains some (highly disguised) nudity and may not be appropriate for work. 

Hello reader. I know what you came here for. Nudes. Artsy, artsy nudes. 

And that's not all. I can tell you're not the type of reader who wants your nudes handed over on a silver platter. You want them subtle, sneaky, like a walking leaf insect amidst the fronds -- some seriously hush-hush private parts. 

Well, friend, prepare to be challenged, titillated and satisfied, in that order. We present to you the camouflaged nudes of master body painter Filippo Ioco. I mean, come on --  can you even see these nudes?! (Hint: there are two.) 

Filippo Ioco

Swiss artist Ioco is good at what he does. And what he does is paint nude bodies until they are virtually indistinguishable from the rocks, canyons, trees, waterfalls and desert sands around them.

"I started developing an interest for the nude human body," Ioco explained to The Daily Mail, "but did not know how to utilize this interest, until one day I came up with the idea to camouflage bodies into my fine art." Voila, people! It's as simple as that. 

Using materials including water-based paints, raw pigments, clays, dirt and food, Ioco blends heads, legs, backs, boobs and butts into the elements of the earth. The painting process can take anywhere from one to eight hours, depending on the complexity of the natural surroundings -- rocks and trees are apparently the most difficult to emulate. 

Having introduced naked bods into landscapes in California, Italy and Puerto Rico, among others, Ioco has proven there is no natural landscape that can't be improved upon with the help of some painted nudies. 

Thank you, Ioco. Thank you.

  • Painted into a rock wall using body paints and raw pigments at Point Dume-Zuma Beach, CA.
    Filippo Ioco
    Painted into a rock wall using body paints and raw pigments at Point Dume-Zuma Beach, CA.
  • Painted into rocks using body paints at Cala Rossa in Sicily, Italy
    Filippo Ioco
    Painted into rocks using body paints at Cala Rossa in Sicily, Italy
  • :Painted into a tree using body paints in Dry Forest in Piones, Puerto Rico.
    Filippo Ioco
    :Painted into a tree using body paints in Dry Forest in Piones, Puerto Rico.
  • Painted into a tree using body paints in Guanica, Puerto Rico.
    Filippo Ioco
    Painted into a tree using body paints in Guanica, Puerto Rico.
  • Painted as a Joshua Tree using body paints, body glue and dried cut palm leaves in Joshua Tree National Park, CA.
    Filippo Ioco
    Painted as a Joshua Tree using body paints, body glue and dried cut palm leaves in Joshua Tree National Park, CA.
  • Painted into a rock wall using body paints and raw pigments at Point Dume-Zuma Beach, CA.
    Filippo Ioco
    Painted into a rock wall using body paints and raw pigments at Point Dume-Zuma Beach, CA.
  • Painted into sand stone using body paints at Blacks Beach in San Diego, CA.
    Filippo Ioco
    Painted into sand stone using body paints at Blacks Beach in San Diego, CA.
  • Painted into rocks using body paints and raw pigments in Valley of Fire, Nevada
    Filippo Ioco
    Painted into rocks using body paints and raw pigments in Valley of Fire, Nevada
  • Painted into rocks using body paints and raw pigments in Valley of Fire, Nevada
    Filippo Ioco
    Painted into rocks using body paints and raw pigments in Valley of Fire, Nevada

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