The Art of Chocolate. Oops, Reverse That.

The art of chocolate

Not many things are more appealing to me than art or chocolate. So, the combination of the two is something I was destined to blog about. Whether it’s replications of historical sculpture, of everyday objects or modern abstract creations crafted with actual, edible chocolate, here are some you can admire, some you can order and all you can eat.

The Art of Chocolate. And Vice Versa.

Custom Chocolate Sculptures by Paul Wayne Gregory:
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Inquire about them here. (special thanks to Betsy Wills for this one)

Chocolate sculptures by Patrick Roger.
Below the chocolatier with “Harold”:
Patrick Roger with his chocolate sculpture, Harold.
and his chocolate penguins:
chocolate penguins
Chocolatier Patrick Roger

Chocolate City:
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above created by Naoko Tone and Atsuyoshi Iijima from the Chocolate exhibition at the 21_21 Design Sight space in Tokyo.

Canadian-born Cosimo Cavallaro created this controversial life sized chocolate Jesus in 2005:
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And followed it up with more Chocolate Saints in 2007:
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And here’s artist George Heslop with his life-sized chocolate Jesus on the Cross (this one’s not edible, folks):
George Heslop's Chocolate Jesus (inedible)

Beautiful Valentine sculptures in chocolate by Joseph Schmidt:
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the above sculptures are not for sale

Artist and award winning Pastry Chef Gerhard Petzl’s chocolate sculptures:
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Below is Gerhard with his World’s Largest Chocolate Santa made just last December:
World's Largest Chocolate Santa

Not going to travel the world to attend Chocolate fairs, museums and exhibits, but still want a sweet piece of art? Perhaps not as artfully crafted, but certainly as delicious tasting, consider these other fun chocolate items:

Chocolate Gifts You Can Buy Now.

Endangered Species Chocolate Wall Trophies:
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No longer available, but these Endangered Species Chocolate Bars are.

The Chocolate Pie Chart:
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From Matt and Mary. Buy it here.

Painter Girl Chocolates
Painter Girl’s Animal Print Bars, Chocolate Frida Tribute Bar and caramel filled chocolate paint tubes are made to order. No Longer for sale

Jessica Walters’ handmade chocolate shoes.
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No Longer available.

And of course, the fab white or milk chocolate Nike’s by Blondel Chocolates in conjunction with +41:


buy them here.

And fnally, Vosges Flaming Heart Chocolates, available in 3 different flavors:
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Yes, I know there are a many pieces of sculpted chocolates in the shapes of things like cell phones, 3D roses, gold bars, et cetera, but I’m focusing on hand made pieces that embody the craft of an artist which is why I did not include them in this post. Bon Appetit!

Chocolate Links:
www.salon-du-chocolat.com
https://www.lachocolatesalon.com/
https://xocolatti.com/
https://www.internationalchocolateawards.com/
The Academy of Chocolate
Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate
Chocolate Museum of Belgium
Chocolate Museum
chocosphere
chocolate maniacs

Some chocolate producers:
Amedei Tuscany Chocolate
Callebaut
Cadbury
DC Duby
Ghirardelli
Godiva
Guittard
Hersheys
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lindt
marie-belle
Nestle
Neuhaus
Norman Love
Scharffen Berger
teuscher
Valrhona
Vosges
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