art supplies kem bromley and lagoon 5 harness the power of art
Ken Bromley Art Supplies has partnered with Lacuna 5 to raise awareness of the climate crisis — the greatest threat of our generation — through the power of art. A series of AI generated The images visualize how famous artists from history would depict some of the most pressing issues threatening our environment, from deforestation to plastic pollution to factory farming.
When combined with the names of famous artists such as Van Gogh, Yayoi Kusama or Claude Monet, AI technology has created completely unique pieces of activist art, including a portrait of Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg in the characteristic pop art aesthetic. by Andy Warhol. .
Claude Monet: Toxic Power Plants | all images courtesy of the author
How would famous artists illustrate the climate crisis?
In early November, political leaders from around the world gathered at the COP26 summit to accelerate global action towards preventing climate change. Increasingly in recent times, there have also been various incidents involving climate activists destroying famous works of art to protest that ‘protecting life is more important than protecting art.’ Taking this into account, United Kingdom Ken Bromley Art Supplies and content marketing agency Lacuna 5 harnesses the medium of art to raise awareness of the climate emergency and inspire the general public to protect the planet.
Using AI, the project imagines how iconic artists from history might represent the climate crisis if they were alive today. In Salvador Dalí’s surreal dreamlike style, the program imagines a landscape exhausted and destroyed by deforestation, while another composition shows a self-portrait of Frida Kahlo, with the defeated artist surrounded by a sea of plastic debris. In another scene, the show emulates the impressionistic brushwork of Claude Monet, with serene pastel shades of purples and blues illustrating a toxic power plant emitting a great cloud of smoke over an idyllic natural landscape.
Van Gogh: Melting Ice Caps
Rembrandt: forests on fire
Frida Kahlo: plastic pollution
Salvador Dali: deforestation
Roy Lichtenstein: destruction of coral reefs
LS Lowry: Overpopulation
Andy Warhol: climate activist Greta Thunberg
Pablo Picasso: meat production and cruelty
Yayoi Kusama: industrial agriculture
Name: AI-generated climate crisis paintings by famous artists from history
designer: Art Supplies Ken Bromley, Lacuna 5
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edited by: ravail khan | design boom