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Climate activists are once again throwing soup at Van Gogh: the menu is a little damaged

Climate activists are once again throwing soup at Van Gogh: the menu is a little damaged

In Rome, climate activists threw soup the sowerVincent van Gogh’s work. The painting itself was not damaged by the procedure, but the frame was slightly damaged, the Kröller-Müller Museum reports.

Climate activists threw a can of vegetable soup at work on Friday, after which they positioned themselves at the Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome, where the work is shown. The artwork will not be damaged because there is a protective layer of glass on top of it.

This action is similar to what climate activists from Just Stop Oil have done in recent weeks. This time around, the hands of four climate activists from “Ultima Generazione,” an Italian branch of Extinction Rebellion, were glued to the wall. Museum security immediately intervened and the exhibition was closed to the public.

the sower On loan from the Kröller-Müller Museum at Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome, as part of the Van Gogh exhibition. The painting is expected to be shown again on Monday.


“The Sower”, a work by Vincent Van Gogh

Photo: De Agostini via Getty Images

It is Van Gogh’s second work to gain the attention of climate activists. Previously targeted Just Stop Oil members sunflower At the London National Gallery. Moreover, activists also took The girl with the pearl by Johannes Vermeer in Progress at Mauritius in The Hague.

“Sunflowers”, another work by Vincent van Gogh, was a recent target of climate action in London by “Just Stop Oil in London”. That plate was coated with tomato soup. In the Netherlands, “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer was a target of the climate campaign recently.

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