Chocolate Wrapper Dresses
Inspired by the beautifully designed Marou Chocolate wrappers (Vietnam)
See also entries from Chocolate and Vietnam Theme Week (May 10-16, '13)
(Unfortunately, this xtranormal video no longer works.)
Drawn to the "dark" side
Small fantasies neatly wrapped
A chocolate banquet
The world is alive with
Chocolate Art: Around the Globe
Below is a partial list of works inspired by, made from, or otherwise creatively rendered in chocolate.
2012 - Record-breaking train entirely made of chocolate
created by Andrew Farrugia from Malta (112 feet long, 2,755 lbs.)
Chocolate Paintings, Scultures - U.K.
More examples of paintings, art created with chocolate(s)
2011 - Pennsylvania artist and painter, Jean Zaun, creates chocsimiles of famous paintings, and commissioned portraits. A story and photos of her works appeared in the U.K. publication the Daily Mail (Mail Online - Jan. 2, 2011).
2010 - Food artists create large Christmas tree, made of 12,000 Ferrero Rocher chocolates, in London. Click here to view a (Nov. 2010) video story on YouTube. (Still photo at right is from this video.)
2010 - Liudmila and Nelson, create concept art for a chocolate marketing stand, with chocolate bars wrapped in images taken from their Cuban countryside series of photos. The images capture some unique revolutionary billboard art.
2010 - Miniature chocolate versions of the terracotta warriors of Emperor Qingshihuang were on display at the World Chocolate Dream Park inside the Beijing Olympic Park, in Beijing, according to a Jan. 14, 2010 news story. Also present: chocsimiles of the Great Wall and a traditional Chinese panoramic painting. (Xinhua)
2007 - YouTube, other popular Art sites
- Fuel a global resurgence of latte art with chocolate syrup
- Introduce us to music videos of melting chocolate bunnies
- Dazzle us with Chocolate Speed Painting with a Spoon
1997 - Vik Muniz, artist and photographer, recreates popular scenes with chocolate syrup and other alternative media (e.g. "Action Photo, after Hans Namuth" captures Jackson Pollack in action).
1983 - Andy Warhol made Chocolate Bunny screenprint(s)
1970 - Ed Ruscha created Chocolate Room, an installation for the 35th Venice Biennale, using Nestle's chocolate -- silk screened onto 360 sheets of paper and hung on the gallery walls. Chocolate Room was recreated in 1995 for conceptual art exhibition "Reconsidering the Object of Art" at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles, and again in 1999 for the exhibition "Edward Ruscha Editions 1959-1999" at the Walker Art Center. In 2003, MoCA purchased the work.
c. 1200 - 500 A.D. - Aztec stone statues holding cocao pods from this era are later found in Southern Mexico and Central America