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Nature inspiring artists and architects
For its 39th edition, the theme of the European Heritage Days are Sustainable Heritage. Let’s explore this theme with a special playlist about Heritage and Environment. Discover how artists and architects have drawn inspiration from nature to create our monuments and gardens!

This episode tackles the intersection of art and our changing climate. Throughout history, art has helped reveal the climate around us and highlight our fragile relationship to it. We look at navigational charts from the Marshall Islands, Katsushika Hokusai’s “Under the Wave off Kanagawa”, Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s “Hunters in the Snow”, Mali’s Great Mosque of Djenné, the Ise Shrine in Japan, steadily sinking Venice, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, among others.

Content produced by : The Art Assignment

On the agenda
video - 16:30
How Climate Changes Art
By: The Art Assignment
video - 4:56
Artist Dale Harding – ‘Environment is Part of Who You Are’ 
By: Tate
video - 7:28
The Case for Land Art
By: The Art Assignment
video - 1:00
Spiral Jetty by Robert Smithson
By: Art Explora
video - 2:33
Versailles, from gardens to Trianon palaces
By: Château de Versailles