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Art
and
sustainability

André Derain

Waterloo Bridge

1906
Oil on canvas, 80.5 x 101 cm (detail)

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Industrial development and the subsequent transformation of cities have caused modern artists to be repulsed and fascinated in equal proportions. André Derain’s fauvist interpretation of London’s atmosphere, in which the industrial buildings of Baltic Wharf clash with the Houses of Parliament, offers up both an optimistic and apocalyptic view of the modern city of London, with the bright rays of the sun beating down on the metropolis.

André Derain

Waterloo Bridge

1906
Oil on canvas, 80.5 x 101 cm (detail)

AUDIO GUIDE


Industrial development and the subsequent transformation of cities have caused modern artists to be repulsed and fascinated in equal proportions. André Derain’s fauvist interpretation of London’s atmosphere, in which the industrial buildings of Baltic Wharf clash with the Houses of Parliament, offers up both an optimistic and apocalyptic view of the modern city of London, with the bright rays of the sun beating down on the metropolis.
Halting the imbalance

The industrialised world has led to the concentration of gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and methane, emitted by industry, farming and the use of fossil fuels to rise by 30% since the previous century, when nature balanced emissions without the impact of humans.

+30%
rise in gases since last century
07/12

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