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a Liberte guidant le peuple", or ▓Liberty Leading the People, is a painting by Eugene Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830. It's

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also the inspiration of Chinese artist Ju Duoqi'▓s "Liberty Leading the Vegetables".Ch

inese cabbage, mushroom, potato, seaweed, radish and a bunch o▓f wooden toothpicks, that's all she needs for breathing new life into ordinary vegetables.

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Artist Ju Du▓oqi said, "I pick two potatoes, a big one a▓nd a small one. There are some little pits

on the sma▓ll one, which can be seen as eyes and ▓a nose. I see a vivid facial expression on it. With the he▓lp of lights, you will see it more clearly on the photo." The different types, shapes and c▓olors of vegetables, with a bit of ▓rearra

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nging, can make for a rich source of i

magery. Fresh, withered, rotting, dried, pickled, boiled or fried - and

all with a dash of digital manip▓ulation - Ju presents a puzzling serie▓s of veg

etable compositions representing wor

ld famous▓ paintings, such as The Last Supper and Mona Lisa by Leonar

do Da Vinci, and Vincent Van Gogh's Self Portrait.T▓o Ju, the quirky idea of blen

ding art ▓and vegetables is natural

and fun.Ju Duoqi said, "These wes▓tern masterpieces are very theatrica

l and have magni▓ficent scenes. I think it's fun to organize various vegetables

to play a drama as in the p▓aintings.

When I find an appropriate ve▓getable which perfectly fits the scene or t

he costume of th▓e character, I'm very excited." Anyo▓ne for Da Vinci's Mon

a Lisa composed of Chinese cabbage, ke▓

lp, celery, tofu, pepper and potatoes? Or a last Supper, lovingly prepar

ed with ginger, radish, tomato, mushrooms, bean curd, seaweed and rape? A Chines

e▓ artist is taking the sensual sid

e of food ▓to its ultimate extreme, by recreating Western masterpiece

s out of vegetables and photographing the results. On today's the List, let's se