Use of art to highlight the threat of global deforestation

I have on this blog previously questioned whether art may help in the fight against rhino poaching. I was thus intrigued to see that BBC news has just reported that Dr Iain Woodhouse, an environmental scientist at Edinburgh University in Scotland, has used art to highlight the threat of global deforestation on our environment.


He selected paintings by Van Gogh (shown above), Seurat, & Constable in which trees play an important part.  He then on digital photographs  removed the trees with the help of Photoshop. The before and after images are shown on his blog “forestplanet”

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