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Artists, when you paint nature try to paint the colours, shapes (like river banks and mountain ridges) exactly like you see. This will give clues to future generations to come to conclusions based on your works regarding the conditions in which you worked. This will have tremendous ecological impacts.
In the future, in case the river changes the course or a landslide occurs, people should be able to identify the differences with the help of your art works.
No I am not joking.
Read this article: Hidden in old paintings, a clue to past climate
Deep red sunsets offer more than just a stunning backdrop for Old Masters' paintings: They can tell how dirty the air was when the painter picked up the brush.
The degree of red in the skies depicted in historic paintings offers a proxy for pollution levels in the Earth's past atmosphere, according to a study published Tuesday. What's more, artists' sunsets have gradually gotten redder over the past 150 years, likely reflecting increased manmade pollution.
Although photos too can capture the reality, camera cannot 'paint' the colours as well as an artist can.There is a difference between the eye of a human being and the 'eye' of the camera. Human eye works better in capturing colours than technology can.
And artists don't use reference photos to paint pictures if you want to help climate science because you don't capture the exact colours of nature when you do. That is why the old painting can help - not the present ones done by using reference photos taken with digital cameras! Plein-air is the best way to go!
Yes, artists today are sensitive to the environment. They can help more now! Real value Science-art collaborations!