In a museum in Rome, three eco-activists have taped their hands to the wall on which sits a painting by Van Gogh, freshly covered in vegetable soup.
ECOLOGY – Days go by and look alike for some of the world’s most famous paintings. After several actions against paintings of great masters, a new work by Vincent Van Gogh, The sowerwas covered in soup this Friday, November 4 in Rome.
According to information from La Repubblica, it was with soup that three young women led their action against the Dutch artist’s painting, currently presented in the Bonaparte Palace in the transalpine capital as part of an exhibition. A video of the scene was also published on the Internet, as you can see below.
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Following the same method as the previous actions seen in Europe in recent weeks, the three Ultima generazione activists (“Last generation”) each stuck a hand to the wall, all ” shouting slogans against the use of coal and about climate change “, specifies the Italian newspaper.
On the other hand, the painting – protected by glass – did not suffer any damage after this vegetable soup was thrown, according to the Ansa agency. This action by the collective of environmental activists is part of a wider movement of acts of civil disobedience advocated by the A22 network to alert countries to the urgent need to take action against global warming.
For now, we have no information about the situation of the activists participating in this new action, La Repubblica settling for the clarification that the three young women could be taken to the police station for a report on their act of vandalism.
In a post shared on October 31 on its social networks, Ultima generazione also warned of the future multiplication of these shock acts in art venues: ” Actions in the places of art will continue and we will continue to repeat ourselves, perhaps trying to improve certain words, find sharper semantic combinations, show you and make you understand the way we see everything that ” .
” You don’t need to tell us to go to government buildings because we’ve already been there. We have been going there for decades, filling out forms, signing petitions, raising environmental awareness, starving or even committing suicide in front of these walls. We don’t have time anymore. Now that’s enough “Adds the armed group.
In recent weeks, at the initiative of Ultima Generazione or Just Stop Oil in particular, several famous paintings have been covered with different substances: mush, soup, glue… This is the fate of Sunflowers by vincent van gogh on october 14 or even Mill stones of Claude Monet in Potsdam (Germany).
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This Wednesday, two environmental activists were sentenced in the Netherlands to two months in prison – one suspended – for sticking to the glass protecting the painting The girl with the pearl earringa work painted in 1665 and exhibited in the Mauritshuis in The Hague.
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