Food As Art and Nourishment

I love art and I love vegetables as a lifelong vegetarian, but combining both together has never crossed my mind until recently when I saw master pieces of art created beautifully by using food, mostly vegetables. When you will see it yourself, you will agree, it is amazing, and if not it is surely creative. I wrote not too long ago about finding artist within you or finding your own creative side no matter how much you think you do not have creative soul inside you. I really think, there is a creative person hidden inside each of us. Hopefully this will inspire you to be more creative in your way or eat healthy and stop eating at fast food places at least.

These art work is created by 60 year old artist, Alon Zaid. Original art work is shown below so you can compare it with food art! Amazing truly. Hope you like it.

Here is from daily mail news archives;

“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.’

Alon Zaid's Mona Lisa
Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa gets put through the food processor


Grate art: Alon Zaid's vegetable take on Botticelli's Venus
Grate art: Alon Zaid uses carrots, lettuce, potatoes and courgettes to recreate Botticelli's Birth of Venus

Grate art: Alon Zaid uses carrots, lettuce, potatoes and courgettes to recreate Botticelli’s Birth of Venus

Alon Zaid's interpretation of Magritte's The Son of Man
Rene Magritte's Son of Man

I would have never thought it this way! Magritte’s Son of Man gets a fruit and veg make over, still gentle man.


Alon Zaid's take on Picasso's Dora Maar
Muse in food: Picasso's muse Dora Maar is given mushrooms for a nose and radishes for eyes in Alon Zaid's unique interpretation of the portrait

Picasso’s muse Dora Maar is given mushrooms for a nose and radishes for eyes, who knew?

 How did you like this art work?

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