Thatâ€™s why we deal with Nature
The effects of the sunlight on nature, the changing colour of clouds…many unforgettable and wonderful masterpieces of painting tell us about nature and landscape. Painters often used to perform outdoors (the so-called Plein Air painters), describing the surrounding environment as they perceived it and capturing the lighting and mood of a moment in time.
After 150 years of industrial revolution it is no longer possible to see those landscapes, those lights and not even the reflections of those clouds.
The use of fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) in every corner of the globe – for example, for heating and transport – is the leading cause of co2 emissions. This increases global warming altering the climate: the so-called climate change.
Carbon dioxide and pollutants have “faded” the light, the sun and the colour of the clouds. As a result of the industrial and technological knowledge together with the existing extractive economy, globalisation and Monetary economics (fossil economy), we now belong to a “modern” nature of another century. The nature of the 18th- and 19th-century painters can still be contemporary, but not that coeval anymore.
Art is directly affected by climate change and pollutants. Becoming aware of this different kind of nature is a challenge for creativity in general and for each art form in particular.
Or Not Magazine is about to deal with those new interactions emerging in every corner of the world between creativity and climate change. We are going to tell you the stories of all those creative people who have focused on these interactions.
The fight against climate change is a categorical imperative: abolishing wars, reducing malnutrition and poverty and preventing child labour are a must. This represents a real challenge for all those who make and produce culture: artists, creatives and those who, like Or Not Magazine, want to talk about this “new world” born just 150 years ago.