15th Century Dutch Paintings Brought to Life as Structural Piñatas

When one thinks of piñatas and the sweet treats they hold, the mind often wanders to charming birthday-themed shapes like the multicoloured llamas, happy faces, or any other endearing shapes you can imagine. Artist Roberto Benavidez on the other hand, has a different take on the art of piñata-making.


Benavidez is known for making unusual and beautiful piñata sculptures ranging from sugar skulls, birds and even paintings. In regards to 15th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, Benavidez saw an opportunity to create 3-dimensional representations of Bosch’s classic artwork in life-size form, adding an other-worldly feel to the sculptures. The majority of the sculptures created are bird figures, however Benavidez also crafted a large frog from Bosch’s more notable work, The Garden of Earthly Delights.



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Rose Huet
Rose Huet

Rose Huet has always had a keen interest in all things worldly. Described as a curator of experiences, she has an insatiable thirst for adventure and cultural immersion. After moving back home from her six-month stay in England, she decided to enrol at the Visual College of Art and Design in Vancouver, studying fashion and travel journalism.

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