|Blue art for climate
Art is universal, ancestral and perpetual.
Art has existed ONLY since mankind has existed.
Mankind exists ONLY because our planet exists.
This Earth, the Blue Planet, is unique.
Invitation to artists
BLUE art for climate
An alliance of reason and emotion for action
All year round, meteorologists and hydrologists
across the world work together to collect, analyse
and disseminate information about weather, climate
and water, including reliable and timely weather
forecasts. This cooperation between the National
Meteorological and Hydrological Services of 189
nations within the World Meteorological Organization
(WMO) is essential for improving the safety
and living conditions of humanity, and to preserve
On 23 March 1950 WMO, based in Geneva, succeeded
the International Meteorological Organization,
founded in Vienna in 1873. In 1951 it became a
specialized Agency of the United Nations. It is thus
the authoritative voice on the state and behaviour
of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the
oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting
distribution of water resources.
The entry into force of the WMO Convention is celebrated
the world over on 23 March every year. This
year, an initiative to mark the confluence between BLUE art and science will be launched in Geneva
on World Meteorological Day.
BLUE will bring together on the web painters from
all over the world in a tribute to scientists, meteorologists,
hydrologists and climatologists. BLUE is
the expression of a shared quest for a better life for
everyone on this planet.
Since time immemorial, nature has been a source
of inspiration for art. Today the climate is changing,
nature is changing, mankind must change. Reason
dictates change; emotion is an ally to prompt action.
Painter Laurence Longueville who is behind this
initiative, is thus becoming an honorary partner
of WMO for the implementation of the project and
patron of «BLUE».
BLUE art for climate will be deployed over one year.
A selection of blue works of art will be exhibited on
the web http://www.wmo.int/artgallery/ and hosted
by the United Nations, at the WMO headquarters in
Geneva, Switzerland, on 23 March 2012.
For further information, please contact
>>WMO support for the BLUE initiative shall not involve the legal
or financial responsibility of the Organization.<<