A French artist has painted a big biodegradable fresco on the garden of the United Nations’ European headquarters in Geneva, marking Friday’s 75th anniversary of its founding.
Saype, who was born Guillaume Legros, created the “World In Progress” fresco to remind current generations of their responsibility to the long run and to nature. It depicts two youngsters kneeling in a circle surrounded by animals, as they draw a tree.
“By means of youngsters one can categorical deep ideas, however in a lighter and poetic manner. You may converse in regards to the world and the values we’re leaving them,” Saype informed Reuters.
The graffiti artist, 31, made the picture by spraying an ecological combination of chalk and charcoal on 6,000 sq. metres of grass on the U.N.’s Palais des Nations in Geneva. His earlier ephemeral works in his “Past Partitions” collection have appeared close to monuments from Ivory Coast to Paris, France.
His newest work was donated by the host nation Switzerland. The League of Nations, the precursor to the world physique, first met in Geneva in Nov. 1920. The U.N. Constitution was adopted on June 26, 1945.
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