Easter SculpturesSculptures Easter
m. to 4 p.m., the Sculpture Path & Exposition at Prior's Field School, Godalming.
Giant chocoate sculptures are made in Belgium
These up to 3 meter high animals are the heart of an exhibit in Belgium with around 50 items of Belgian chocolates by 40 internationally renowned masters. ChocoPalace in the small town of Durbuy, south-east of Brussels, also offers a flow of chocolates and stands for macaroon and candy.
It has already drawn more than 30,000 spectators and will attract many more during the Easter break until April 8th. Durbuy, with around 10,000 inhabitants, is considered the "smallest town in the world" and draws tourists from neighbouring Brussels and Luxembourg.
"It was the intention to take the world's largest art gallery in the smallest town in the world," says Laura Trommelen of PLG, the publicity group that organized the film.
Arts and crafts oriented towards Easter
At Easter, it is always a period when the chocolatier and pastry chefs in France are entering a hectic state of enthusiasm for chocolates. Do you know the people of France are fond of candy? - and Easter is the best season to see this passions come to life. Wherever you look, in France's pastry and bakery chains and at supermarkets, you will find chocolates in all shapes and forms.
As Easter approaches, the chocolatier chefs of France are preparing for one of the most important post-Christmas festivities of the year. Easter actually accounts for 4% of the yearly turnover of chocolates. The whole sector presents its products at all levels with decorative balls, shaped moulds, plain egg chocolates and a-go-go innovations to meet the needs of small and large sweets.
While the French are the largest users of black praline cocoa, Easter is a period in which dairy praline can be a glitter. The consumer has a weakness for hens, bunnies and balls, but also all kinds of specific Easter candy. For Easter, the Syndicat du Schokolat (chocolate syndicate) accounts for 72% of the turnover.
Patrick- Roger - Showing the colours for statue. Over and above the vagaries and fantasies, some of our specialist chocolates bring a serious sense of creativity to the realm of chocolate. This is Patrick Roger. At his second floor shop in Paris, buyers marvel at his works as if in an artwork galery, marvelling at an exquisite selection of elephant, chickens and egg, a round ovine and even a lily of the valleys branch, for Mayday.
"There' s also a little prick that eats a brimmed eggs, it's about returning to nature," Patrick Roger has. Patrick Roger's oversized yet sophisticated masterworks of Chocolate draw passers-by and tourists from all over the globe who want to enjoy a slice of the happenings (and a slice of chocolate!).
A handcrafted choccolatier, it is distinguished in the field of sculptural arts, with an accent on original and surprising. "I' m not really into making candy. In the course of my work and after a great deal of effort, I began to achieve results. All pieces of candy are works of art and must be handled in exactly the same way," says the sculptor, who began with sculptures for Jean-Paul Gauthier and Serge Gainsbourg.
At Easter, the Chocolatestro has designed a range of praline products, from duck and chicken to molluscs. "The Easter is a lot of joy and a strong contrasting to the art works that will keep me busy for the remainder of the year," Patrick Roger sums up. This year' s best Easter initiative is the work of a friend of Patrick Roger, a sculptress and a choclarist.
"Patrick-- Patrick and I are Bros. It was about the same period. He is an exceptional fellow and I really like what he does," says the proprietor of a pet italian pastry series in Nogent-sur-Marne. Thevenot made a life-size rhino, but not just any rhino. Schokonashorn has a place of honour in the windows and seems more realistic than the natural world itself.
On Easter weekends, the craftsman sells rhinoceroses for 10 Euro each, and the profits go directly to the Thoiry Wildlife Complex.