Climate activists in Spain glued their hands to famous paintings by Francisco de Goya in Madrid’s Prado museum on Saturday.
A video posted to the Twitter account of the campaign group Futuro Vegetal showed a docent asking visitors not to take pictures of the scene.
The impacted works – from the 18th and 19th centuries – include the artists “La Maja Vestida” and “La Maja Desnuda”: The Clothed Maja and the Naked Maja.
A temperature was painted on the wall between the two works: “+1.5 C”
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“Last week the UN recognized the impossibility of keeping us below the limit of 1.5 Celsius (set in the 2016 Paris climate agreement). We need change now,” a tweet with a photo of the pair said.
The museum said its paintings had not been damaged and that the graffiti was painted over.
“We condemn the use of the museum as a place to make a political protest of any kind,” it said.
Police and Futuro Vegetal said two people had been arrested.
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Futuro Vegetal said the pair were removed using a solvent.
This marks the latest event in a string of protests by climate activists, impacting famous works of art.
Protesters tried to glue themselves to the glass covering Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and others threw tomato soup on Van Gogh’s “The Sower” and one of his Sunflowers paintings.
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Those works were covered.
All this comes ahead of the GOP27 climate change conference in Egypt, set to take place starting on Sunday.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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