As we speak, there are still people who question whether climate change and global warming are real. It is true that the changes occurring in the environment are often very gradual and not always spectacular, there are still unquestionable signs. The destruction of coral reefs is one of those...
Rendering the significance of climate change perceptible is difficult because some of the processes are not really spectacular. But in the case of coral reefs, the change is clear: as the water warms, the coral reefs are bleached, and, unless the temperature stabilises, they finally disintegrate.
Mattison’s ceramic installation weighing several hundred kilos represents the process by mixing white corals among the highly detailed pieces painted in vibrant colours.
Portuguese artist Vanessa Barragão makes sculptures out of textiles on an exquisite theme: her incredible pieces pay homage to the extraordinary, colourful creatures of the oceans. She uses industrial textile waste to create woollen carpets, tapestries and wall ornaments that imitate the structure of coral.
Art from the Baroque period is characterised by dynamic compositions and ethereal light effects. It may seem that oil painting is the only medium for the Baroque aesthetic, a series of photos entitled Muses by Christy Lee Rogers proves that underwater photography can also evoke the mood of dramatic Baroque paintings.
The Japanese photographer Ryo Minemizu chose a special theme and genre for his images: he takes underwater photographs of the smallest creatures of the seas. He has been recording the mysterious and astonishingly spectacular micro world of plankton for 20 years.
Nathaniel Wise uses his camera to explore the most beautiful spots on our planet. Currently, he leads a nomadic lifestyle, travelling around the western regions of North America between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.
Daniel Crawford has composed a piece for cello using global warming data.
Claude Monet, the pioneer of impressionism and one of the greatest masters of modern art liked painting plein air, that is to say outdoors to capture natural light and colours, in his own garden. His most famous works are the pieces of the series of 250 large paintings entitled Les Nymphéas (Water Lilies).
Some 150 million tonnes of plastic is afloat in the oceans, contributing to the destruction of plant and animal life. In 2018, Brooklyn-based Studio KCA used 5 tonnes of waste collected from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to build a breathtaking, awareness-raising installation.
The series of photos entitled Water.Shapes.Earth by award-winning photographer Milan Radisics offers a spectacular introduction to how water has shaped the surface of our Earth over millions of years.
A host of sharks in a frenzy in the ocean, a seal playing underwater, a whale and a diver dancing, a turtle caught in a fishing net and the portrait of a rainbow-coloured ray are among of the winners of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019 contest.
Macro photography is more than just taking good close-up photos – the technique offers a new perspective and shows tiny, often overlooked details of the world. Canadian photographer Don Komarechka explores nature through his macro lens, transforming droplets of water into miniature works of art.