In Spring , a rumor spread that Park Geun-hye , the first female President of South Korea and daughter of former Dictator-President Park Chung-hee, was about to pass a law banning mini skirts. The international media, by now accustomed to images of scantily skirted Korean pop stars, wondered where such conservatism had suddenly sprung from. South Korea is a country with a history of treating the body — especially the nude female body — conservatively. Stylistic and conceptual developments have taken place since then, particularly after the turbulent s.
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The bodies of dozens of female models were turned into living canvases at a festival in Seoul this weekend, as delicate brush strokes and flamboyant illustrations covered up their bare skin. Near-naked women -- wearing only panties and strategically placed pieces of tape on their breasts -- packed the Daegu International Bodypainting Festival, surrounded by teams of artists and onlookers. Top artists from across the world took part in the event South Korea's southeastern city, as their female subjects strutted across the stage in high heeled shoes and exotic headdresses to display their dazzling body art before the cameras. In just six hours, the models were turned into walking works of art as they strutted down an open air stage in front of hundreds of spectators. One model was transformed into an elegant blue and green peacock, while another looked as if she had just popped out of a fantasy novel, adorned with a pharaoh-like headpiece and with images of the Greek gods painted on her body. Italian artist Anna Chapovalov said recommendations from her colleagues and photos from previous events were enough to get her to jump on a plane from Austin, Texas for this year's festival. The artists, who compete for cash prizes, are judged on a range of criteria including the use of colour, painting techniques and originality.
Naked models become living art at S. Korea festival
A South Korean court has taken the rare step of jailing a woman for secretly photographing a male nude model, in a case that has sparked accusations of sexism and double standards. The year-old woman, identified only by her surname Ahn, was sentenced to 10 months in prison by the Seoul western district court and ordered to undergo 40 hours of counselling on sexual violence. South Korea is in the midst of an epidemic of spycam pornography , where victims are secretly filmed in places such as toilet stalls and changing rooms. A series of monthly protests in Seoul have drawn tens of thousands of people.
Kim Jong-Il, the leader of North Korea and the most dangerous remnant of George Bush's "axis of evil", orders his troupe of female dancers to strip for guests and dines on the finest imported foods while most of his countrymen starve to death in his famine-plagued land. In a rare insight into his life of privilege and excess, Kim's former executive chef has described how the "Dear Leader" washes down exotic sushi, Iranian caviar and gourmet shark fin soup with vintage French wines from his 10,bottle cellar before treating himself to his favourite tipple, Hennessy XO cognac. The diminutive dictator with the bouffant hair is also partial to the traditional Korean delicacy of dog stew.