World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Prado museum which is the main Spanish national art museum had joined together to remake paintings from different artists to raise the alarm about the impact of climate change.
As political leaders, diplomats and representatives from 200 countries are joining the COP25 climate change summit in the Spanish capital Madrid, for this they also wanted to show their concern.
Together they selected four masterpieces from the Prado collection to highlight the environmental outcome of various occurrence attributed to climate change.
Felipe IV a Caballo (Philip IV on Horseback) by Diego Velázquez
is used to highlight the issue of rising sea levels.
El quitasol (The Parasol) by Francisco de Goya
is doctored to reflect the social drama of climate refugees.
Joachim Patinir’s El paso de la laguna Estigia (Landscape with Charon Crossing the Styx)
becomes an illustration of the impact of extreme drought on river and crops.
Niños en la playa (Boys on the Beach) by Joaquín Sorolla
now depicts the extinction of species.
The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally.
COP25 ends on 13 December.
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