The message was given with Botticelli’s “Primavera”
Vita gazette – This time, the means to convey a message for climate activists was the painting Primavera by Sandro Botticelli at the Galleria degli Uffici. Activists glued their hands to the painting “Primavera” by the Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli to protest against the use of fossil fuels.
This morning three young people entered the museum around 10:30 and, going to the room where La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is kept, they glued with their own hands to the glass that protects the painting. The operation was sealed by the display of a banner bearing the words “Last Generation No Gas No Coal”. They then shared the following message on Instagram:
“Art has always played an important role in transmitting messages, because it is the task of art to become a vehicle of strong meanings, of realities that do not want to be seen. Now it should still be like that. Is it possible today to see a spring as beautiful as this one? Fires, food crises and droughts make it increasingly difficult. We have decided to use art to convey an alarm message: we are heading towards an ecoclimatic and social collapse. We have to act now and we have to do it together. How many works of art could there be in a devastated future? “. With this post, shared on their Instagram profile, the Latest Generation activists shared the video of the action taken this morning at the Uffizi in Florence.