In 2022, several environmental actions were organised in different museums. The actionists chose food as the medium
On 29 May 2022, a man in a woman's wig drove a wheelchair up to a painting of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. He threw a piece of cake at the famous painting and scattered rose petals around it.
On 14 October 2022, eco-activists from the group Just Stop Oil poured tomato soup on the painting Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London.
As security escorted the man out of the hall, he urged other attendees to "think about the Earth."
"Which is more valuable? Art or life? Are you more concerned about protecting a painting? Or protecting our planet and people?" - shouted one of the activists.
Girl with a Pearl Earring
On 27 October 2022, other Just Stop Oil activists attacked a painting by Jan Vermeer in the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague. One of them glued his head to the glass, another poured soup on him and the painting, a third took it down.
The protesters were sentenced to two months in prison.
On 23 October 2022, climate activists from the Last Generation doused mashed potatoes on a Monet painting at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam.
"We have a climate catastrophe and you're freaked out by tomato soup or mashed potatoes on a painting."
I'm King Charles III
you can't do this to me!!!
On 24 October 2022, Just Stop Oil activists smeared chocolate cake on the face of a wax figure of Charles III at Madame Tussauds in London, calling on the government to stop using oil