It will have been called mukicomo the art of carving fruits and vegetables, The which areworthy of a museum, carved precise and perfect blending with nature itself. All this can be achieved thanks to Mukimono art , a technique of sizing of fruits and vegetables that emerged in China in the sixteenth century from where it spread to large Asian countries. Little by little was reaching other parts of the world.
In the Eastern tradition carving fruits and vegetables for decorating plates and events was considered a true art, as can be music, painting and dance.
According tells the poet Li Po, Emperor Zhong Zong, wanted tocelebrate his triumph with great demonstrations of gratitude toThe gods and so in The offerings of fruits, seeking maximum splendor possible, their chefs carved in Las fruits and vegetablesThe offerings , forms of mythical animals, objects of worship, such as dragons, birds, fish, etc.
Learning to use this technique is complicated, but after a few introductory classes, the work becomes very methodical and systematic. Of course, it requires patience and time. The simplest carved can get done in a few minutes, but those that involve more work involve hours of dedication. To Give gouges, knives and molds: unleash the imagination in art Mukimono only three instruments are needed.
Currently the size regularly performed around the world to decorate and dress color The tables The restaurants and in Thebig celebrations.
Any vegetable or fruit serves, among The most commonly used are the sweet potato, carrot, turnip, radish, cucumber, eggplant, onion, pepper, celery or squash. Meanwhile, The most used fruits are melon, kiwi, apple, watermelon, pineapple, papaya being larger and therefore more manageable, just as weLas citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit and tangerine .
Some of The figures that can be created are: a penguin with an eggplant, a dragon with sweet potato Amarillo , a basket with a melon, a crab with a cucumber, a pigeon with turnip, a boat or a crib with a watermelon, a lobster with carrots or vase with a pineapple.
Indeed, only imagination is the limit, everything that one is Le occur can be carved and sculpted. So is you want to learn, grab a knife and fruit, arm yourself with patience and practice.
However is can perform some figures without being an artist in the field, I leave some examples
And you can also make these beautiful dishes.
Finally I should mention that in Europe and generally in the western world art with fruits and vegetables is their first time in the sixteenth century, when the Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, revolutionizes the portrait with its Mannerist representations of the human face from flowers , fruits, plants, animals or objects; these paintings were The first truly creative artistic works with fruits and vegetables in the Western world.
Instead Till Novak, German contemporary artist, performed a futuristic remenber his predatory made with vegetables.
And is you can not sculpt, do what I do.
Until next time my dear friends.
THE ART OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ESCULPIR