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Rubens is a court painter and, at the same time, a rebel. He chooses the most provocative antique stories. In his house he organizes a real art manufactory. A talented…

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Frightening mercy, drunk babies and flabby gods: Provocative antique stories on the canvases of the great Rubens
Rubens is a court painter and, at the same time, a rebel. He chooses the most provocative antique stories. In his house he organizes a real art manufactory. A talented…

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The artist turns the climate graphics of scientists into watercolors and clearly shows what this means for the planet.

Gillian Pelto is a young explorer of Earth’s glaciers. She has an unusual hobby. She takes graphs with different data on how the climate on the planet is changing, and turns their lines into watercolor drawings, clearly showing how climate changes affect familiar landscapes and the inhabitants of the planet.

Pelto fell in love with the glaciers when she was sixteen years old and her father, an ice explorer, took her to work. Then she first saw them live. She also wanted to study them, and she received the education of a glaciologist. Alas, to her grief, she learned that the glaciers are disappearing, collapsing, and in many places where the landscape of the icy mountains was usual, now there are only stones and a swamp. Then she realized that the trouble affected not only the glaciers, and wanted to convey to people what she herself had very well seen in the graphs, numbers and dry lines of the reports. She uploads her drawings on Twitter.

These watercolors are now shown by advanced teachers to students, while other young scientists are also trying to draw on graphs.

This picture is just four graphs showing changes in ice volume, sea level, average annual temperature and oil use, starting with the invention of automobiles.

This picture is just four graphs showing changes in ice volume, sea level, average annual temperature and oil use, starting with the invention of automobiles.

The tiger in this picture seems to have clung to a cliff overgrown with forest from the last forces and still almost fell into the abyss. The graph shows a decrease in the number of jungle since 1970 and the fact that the process leads to the extinction of the species.

The tiger in this picture seems to have clung to a cliff overgrown with forest from the last forces and still almost fell into the abyss. The graph shows a decrease in the number of jungle since 1970 and the fact that the process leads to the extinction of the species.

Jill doesn’t work quite spontaneously. During expeditions, she not only fulfills her duties, but also notices some details of the landscape, makes sketches and photographs that will help her later make such zoologically and geologically accurate watercolors. She writes down her thoughts about what she discovers by looking at climate change. Then she discusses with familiar scientists what data she should pay attention to and what climate change looks like in this or that locality for the animal world. What happens to the landscapes, she sees herself perfectly.

Under each section of the graph of temperature changes in the Bay of Maine, one can see how the number and type of underwater inhabitants change.

Another graph showing the volume of glaciers, sea level and changes in average annual temperature, looks like an arctic landscape on a polar day.

Drawing for Pelto is not a hobby – she sees it as a second profession. Her drawings can then be bought at online auctions. Between expeditions, the girl spends a lot of time to improve her drawing technique. She also exhibited – just like a watercolor artist. The case when the dictum is recalled: “A talented person is talented in everything!”

Her unusual, at the same time social and artistic project attracted the attention of journalists, and Pelto gives an interview with pleasure, rejoicing that he can talk about climate change and be heard. It is important for her that what is happening is understood not only by scientists and even politicians. She wants every person on earth to imagine how all the inhabitants of the planet are connected with each other and how thoughtlessly cruel humanity is with the planet.

Arctic foxes live in lands covered by snow and ice, they are adapted to them and in warmer areas they lose in competition to other predators. The graph shows how a decrease in snow-ice cover since 1980 leaves Arctic foxes with less and less room for survival. They look cornered, and no wonder.

The line of tree tops is a graph of the increase in the number of forest fires due to the fact that the average annual temperature has risen sharply, and in summer it has become much hotter in many places.

For many years, every August, Pelto leaves to work on glaciers in the northern part of the Cascade Mountains. Her research is part of a large climatological project, in which she is just one of the ordinary participants, despite the fact that he was founded by father Gillian.

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