A group of chocolatiers from the Basque Country in Spain have collaborated to recreate Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica in chocolate to mark the painting’s 85th anniversary.
One of the most famous paintings in the world, Guernica is considered one of Picasso’s most important works, so it is fitting that a group of Basque chocolatiers pay tribute to his art with their own craft to recreate the masterpiece.
Guernica was painted by Picasso to portray the horror of a bombing of a town by Nazi and Italian forces in support of Spain’s General Franco. It hangs permanently at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
A group of 40 chocolatiers from a local association called Euskal Gozogileak worked intensively on the chocolate Guernica, which also showcases the artistry of the chocolatier profession. The finished article will not be devoured by school children, but will instead tour several towns as an exhibition piece.