Two Just Stop Oil activists threw tomato soup at the famous plate sunflower by Van Gogh, on display at the National Gallery, London. Next, they glued themselves to the wall where the work was exposed.
“Which is more important, art or life? Do they care more about protecting the work than protecting the planet and people?”, the activists asked. “Millions of hungry, cold families cannot buy oil, and cannot even heat a can of soup,” they said.
Police were called to the scene and the activists were arrested.
This isn’t the first time climate protesters have used artwork to protest: This week, activists from Extinction Rebellion, another climate protest movement, stormed the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, sticking their hands on massacre in korea by Pablo Picasso.
On the ground, too, was a sign warning of climate chaos. “We knew we could do this work without harming the artwork itself. One of the activists told guardian. The protesters were eventually arrested.
Last July, two activists from the same movement Covered the drawing Hi trolley With an alternate copy and paste it on the frame. They asked, “If there is no water, what is the use of art?” In the same month, they affixed themselves to a copy ofThe Last Supper, It is believed that it was painted by two students of Leonardo da Vinci, the author of the original work.
Before, in May, a man in disguise threw the cake in Mona Lisathe most famous work of the Louvre, before saying: “There are people who are destroying the Earth. All artists think of the Earth. That’s why I did this. Think of the planet.”
Just Stop Oil wants the British government to put an immediate end to any new oil or gas project. In recent days, they have closed bridges and streets in London, while the British government has opened a licensing round for oil and gas exploration in the North Sea.
Update: The gender of the activists has been fixed.
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