Climate activist attacks Gustav Klimt painting while another glues himself to the frame | World News

Climate activists attacked a Gustav Klimt painting with a black oily liquid before another glued himself to its frame.

Members of the group Last Generation Austria attacked the 1915 painting Death And Life at the Leopold Museum in Vienna to protest their government’s use of fossil energy.

After throwing liquid on the painting – the painting was undamaged as it was behind a visor – one activist was ejected by museum security while another protester stuck his hand to the frame of the painting.

On Twitter, the group defended the action, saying they were protesting “oil and gas drilling”, what they called “the death sentence for society”.

In a video of the incident that the group posted online, one of the activists can be heard shouting that “we’ve known about this issue for 50 years – we must finally act, or else the planet will be broken”.

“Stop burning fossil fuels. We’re racing into climate hell.”

Various activist groups have staged numerous protests in recent months, including blocking roads and throwing mashed potatoes at Claude Monet painting in Germany.

Climate protesters throw mashed potatoes over Monet . painting
Monet painting splattered with mashed potatoes
Photo: Just Stop Oil
Photo: Just Stop Oil

The British group Just Stop Oil threw tomato soup at Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers in London’s National Gallery last month.

Members of the same institution are also glued to the frame of an early replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper at the Royal Academy of Arts London, and John Constable’s The Hay Wain in the National Gallery.


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