Climate change is real and its alarming consequences are being witnessed all over the world.
Recently, the conservation group WWF collaborated with the Prado Museum in Spain to show, through art, the catastrophic impact of climate change.
They selected four masterpieces of art from the Prado collection to underscore the severe and calamitous consequences of the various phenomena attributed to climate change.
This climate change awareness campaign has been held as leaders meet in Madrid, Spain for the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25.
The four pieces of art selected for this initiative are:
- El Paso de la Laguna Estigia by Joachim Patinir
- El Quitasol by Francisco de Goya
- Niños en la playa by Joaquín Sorolla
- Felipe IV a Caballo by Velázquez
The artworks have been doctored to show the impact of rising sea levels, the extinction of various animal species, and the impact of drought on crops.
Have a look at these pieces yourself.
Felipe IV a Caballo (Philip IV on Horseback) by Diego Velázquez is used to emphasize the issue of rising sea levels.
Joachim Patinir’s El paso de la laguna Estigia (Landscape with Charon Crossing the Styx) is used to show the detrimental impact of droughts on rivers and crops.
Niños en la playa (Boys on the Beach) by Joaquín Sorolla is used to show how the extinction of species will haunt us soon.
El quitasol (The Parasol) by Francisco de Goya is used to show the social drama of the climate refugees.
Aren’t these some impactful pictures that are accurately describing how we are destroying the world around us? What do you think of this initiative? Do let us know your views in the comments section below.2