Activists cling to Goya paintings during a Spanish climate protest

Activists cling to Goya paintings during a Spanish climate protest

MADRID, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Climate activists plastered the frames of two world-famous paintings by Spanish master Francisco de Goya at Madrid’s Prado museum on Saturday, the latest in a series of protests against the artworks across Europe.

A man and woman attached themselves to Goya’s La Maya Vestida (Dressed Maya) and his La Maja Desnuda (Naked Maya) and painted “+1.5 C” on the wall between the two works, the video showed. .

Campaign group Futuro Vegetal said its members carried out the protest.

“Last week the UN recognized the impossibility of keeping us below the 1.5 Celsius limit (set in the 2016 Paris climate agreement). We need changes now,” he wrote on Twitter.

Climate activist groups have organized a series of similar protests in recent weeks: COP27: Climate change conference in Egypt.

Protesters tried to cling to Vermeer’s glassGirl with a pearl earring“Hagayu and others threw soup on Van Gogh.”Sowing“In Rome and his one Sunflowers pictures in London. Both of those works have been covered.

Prado said his paintings, which were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries, were not damaged and the graffiti on the wall was quickly painted over.

“We condemn the use of the museum as a venue for any kind of political protest,” the gallery added.

The police said that two people were arrested.

Reporting by Graham Kiely and Silvio Castellanos; Editing by Andrew Havens

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