NewsMonet's masterpiece targeted by climate activists at Musée d'Orsay

Monet's masterpiece targeted by climate activists at Musée d'Orsay

A climate activist covered the famous painting.
A climate activist covered the famous painting.
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4:46 PM EDT, June 1, 2024

One of the most famous paintings by French painter Claude Monet has become the target of another climate activist action. An activist stuck a note depicting a fictional landscape showing drought on the work "Poppy Field." The woman was detained, and there is an uproar on social media.

The controversial action by climate activists took place at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, where Monet's work can be admired. One of the activists from the ecological movement "Riposte Alimentaire" stuck a note with a fictional landscape on the canvas.

This is what Claude Monet would probably paint in the year 2100 if no radical steps are taken by then to stop climate change, the activists informed on social media.

The activists reported their action themselves by posting a recording. The young woman is wearing a white T-shirt with the words "4 degrees hell." She used red canvas to cover the painting, which symbolizes the end of our world.

Activists paint a bleak picture

The activists are concerned with climate change and global warming. The movement claims that significant warming could occur by the year 2100 in southern Europe.

It will resemble the Sahara, snow would disappear from the Himalayas, and the monsoon in northern India would be disrupted, significantly impacting agriculture. The list of these blood-curdling examples can be very long - writes Riposte Alimentaire. - No one wants to live in such a world. However, we are heading down this path, especially due to our ecocidal agricultural system.

After Monet's painting was covered, the French authorities responded. The woman was detained, but after an inspection by a conservator, the artwork was rehung.

This movement has a history of similar actions. Activists use these methods to draw attention to the effects of climate change. "Poppy Field" is a work from 1873.

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