Albrecht Dürer, 1515
The World Wild Fund has released a report showing a 52 percent decline in global wildlife over the 40 year span from 1970 until 2010. The trend is only increasing as oblivious humankind proceeds headlong to its own destruction. No doubt some branch of the scientific community responsible for the techno-wonderland keeping us happily entertained is busy at work designing entirely new genetically-engineered species even more exciting than the ones disappearing before our closed eyes.
And we’ll always have paintings of photographs of the old days. So why worry?
Albrecht Dürer, Head of a Walrus
Yesterday Newsweek reported: 35,000 Walruses Gather on Alaska Beach Because They Can’t Find Sea Ice
Jan van Kessel II, Noah’s Family Assembling Animals Before the Ark, ca. 1660
To see the response of the enlightened art community, and the noble and culturally sophisticated collector class to this human and planetary crisis one can look over the post below this one. Or simply click here.