Glue of Protest ep96

There have been several incidents where climate protesters have glued themselves to the frames of famous paintings. This was to highlight the ongoing future commitment of goverments to new fossil fuel and oil projects, in the face of a climate crisis. We talk about this and the artworks involved.

The Hay Wain at the National Gallery

The Hay Wain, was painted by John Constable in 1821. It picture of a Hay cart crossing a shallow part of the River Stour in Flatford Suffolk. It is cloud summers day, the sunshine illuminates the green trees.

The protestors stuck a reimangined version of the Hay wain showing the the river tarmaced over and fof and aeroplanes in the sky

The Hay Wain 1821
The Reimagined Hay Wain in a distopian future

 Peach Trees in Blossom, at the Courtauld Gallery

Peach Trees in Blossom !889

My Heart’s in the Highlands 1860 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Copy of Leonardo’s The Last Supper, c.1515-20
Attributed to Giampietrino (fl. 1508-1549) and Attributed to Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio (1467 – 1516)
Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus (c. 1484–1486)
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