One Cool Thing: Prado Masterpieces Reimagined for COP25

Felipe IV a Caballo (Philip IV on Horseback) by Diego Velázquez reimagined. Image: WWF

As the BBC reported,

Conservation group WWF and the Prado Museum have joined forces to raise the alarm about the impact of climate change, as political leaders and diplomats meet at the COP25 climate change summit in the Spanish capital, Madrid.

Together they selected four masterpieces from the Prado collection to highlight the environmental consequences of various phenomena attributed to climate change.

(The conference was due to be held in Chile, but was canceled by the government there following weeks of civil disturbances, and is being hosted by Spain instead.)

Go Deeper: Read more about what famous old paintings can teach us about climate change. Then take a look into what climate change might look like as artists turn disheartening data into paintings, sculptures, and illustrations.

And if you’re still looking for more art check out how Miami Art Week addressed the issue of climate and transportation.

Why This Matters: Climate change art can help people connect emotionally with a really politically-charged topic.

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