Artist uses fruit and veg from his local greengrocer to re-create famous masterpieces
26 June 2012 | Admin
At dinner tables across the country, mothers constantly tell their children: ‘Don’t play with your food!’ But for artist Alon Zaid, the habit has produced the most spud-tacular results.
The 60-year-old has recreated some of the world’s most well-known masterpieces using fruit and veg from his local greengrocer.
He sliced and diced vegetables including potatoes, cabbage, broccoli and aubergine and arranged them to look like the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.
He also crafted edible versions of The Son of Man by Rene Magritte, The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli and Dora Maar by Pablo Picasso.Each piece took five hours to create, in the project for food processor brand Magimix.
Alon said: ‘We picked these pieces of art because they stand out from the rest. They have survived against the odds to become an icon.We turned them into an outline sketch, bought fruit and vegetables that were in season and fitted the texture of these foods to the artwork itself.’
Food for thought: Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa gets put through the food processor by artist Alon Zaid