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Congratulations to all the talented finalists. BAM
With big ears and eyes, hairs like clouds, feet that can drill and a supermachine body that turns dirty and salty water into clean water, Hydroman saves people and plants by bringing them water. He was sent to Earth millions of years ago from a far away galaxy and was frozen asleep in Antarctica until the ice melt and he was woken up by sunlight. Together with his superhero friends he fights evil like СlimateDevourer and also trains people to save others and our Earth! Ali, 8, Uzbekistan.
ELISIVA, OR ELI
After almost dying in a tsunami, Mother Earth gave Eli a connection with Earth. She can manipulate the elements and can share the planet’s feelings with people, as well as the effects of climate change, to inspire them to take climate action and live sustainably. By Ana Daniela, 20, Mexico.
SUPER PENGUINO MAN
With his super flaps Super Penguino Man recently saved people from a tidal wave. He lives in his fortress of not-so-solitude and uses his breath to freeze or unfreeze his surrounding and battle heatwaves. He also fixes oil spills with his super vacuum. Unlike other penguins, Super Penguino Man can fly! By Perry, 12, USA.
With his superpower, Ciclanito transports people causing damage to the environment into the future so they can see the destruction that will happen if they don’t change their actions. Juliette, 19, Cuba.
One day, a young scientist called Jason accidentally spilt potions on himself. This transformed him into Earth Boy with the ability to fly, create trees and wind, and blast water from his hands. On a camping trip with his parents, Jason noticed a forest fire and in a flash Earth Boy flew over and secretly saved the day and rejuvenated the forest. Emerson, 9, Malaysia.
A girl that can speed up plant growth to purify the polluted air which is increasingly poisoning people. When she started using her powers to save people, some were furious! Humans were possessed by the spirit Memoich, who brought out the egotistical and careless side of them. Luckily, not all humans were possessed and together with Aira would find a way to cast Memoich away. By Charlotte, 15, Germany.
Kapuas river, 12:45, the year 2117, there’s only one clean river on Earth and it’s Gröppa’s home. His superpower is mind control of people who are in contact with water and uses his powers to make people recycle and clean their environment just like he does. By Made Sania, 24, Indonesia.
SUNBURST, ALIAS SUNNY FLOWERS
Coming from a recently-destroyed world, she came to Earth in search of a new home. Now she lives as Sunny Flowers (due to her terrible alias-making skills) – a bubbly high school student who uses her Solar Amulet to transform into superhero SUNBURST – using her solar powers like fire and electricity manipulation to save the Earth. By Can, 18, South Africa.
Mother Nature created Flora in 1963 to protect our planet from the evil Brimstone created by the Spirit of Chaos. Playful, fearless and inquisitive, Flora can fly backwards, use sonic sound and speak with animals. By Céléna, 17, Trinidad and Tobago.
A girl born blind because of pollution, her superpower is the ability to communicate with all living beings on Earth. This is how she becomes a bridge between humans and all living creatures and can tell everyone how their actions affect our planet. Aqua, her spirit animal, helps Marin see anything she wants to. By Celine, 9, Republic of Korea.
Destiny uses her superpower of inducing nightmares to change the minds of climate change skeptics! While they sleep she shows them the future of their children when the planet is destroyed. By Lolita, 15, France.
Young and curious, Creeper’s powers come from her heart. What she touches turns into greens and she can clean contaminated earth and water. She has a bird friend Murry who tells her about the awful effects of climate change - she uses her powers and teaches people how we can all save our planet. By Billie, 23, Sweden.
Fakhir, a caring older brother, can activate his wrist band and become Elderwood - a tree-like superhero who inhales CO2, exhales Oxygen, talks to plants and gives nutrients to soil to help his community, people like his brother who have asthma and elders. By Anita, 19, Pakistan.
A supernatural child! Banoun’s power is to turn waste into things that can restore the environment. Often bullied at school, children threw trash in her school bag, but with her mother's help she started recycling everything in there and turning ideas into reality. Once, she turned plastic bags from the shore into a large doll! By Dana, 11, Bahrain.
It’s 2040 and climate change is intensifying. Maia can communicate the pain and joy of all living beings and uses her superpower to remind people what it means to be human and how we must treat each other and the planet with love and respect. By Princie, 24, Canada.
Pollution almost killed Sylia when she was young. Since then she wears a respiratory mask. With her costume on, she becomes SigNature - a superwoman able to detect pollution and purify air and water. She chases bad climate people and she leaves her signature mark "N" with an arch everywhere she goes. By Arthur, 19, France.
With a lasso around her waist, Mer can talk with fish and has the power of echolocation. The ocean, people and children depend on her so she rides with her underwater companion Bleu, a powerful bluefin tuna, to combat monster hurricanes. By Yifei, 16, China.
A young goddess sent to Earth when the Gods of Primordial plane were turned into minions when evil appeared. Aurora’s name on Earth is Zara, a young woman in New York City, and has the powers of light and energy manipulation bringing hope when extreme weather events occur. Bruno, 21, Croatia.
Curious half-plant, half-extraterrestrial-goddess, Cosmic Nymph is alerted of the shrieks and cries of helpless creatures on Earth where she discovers a scene of mass devastation. She uses her nature superpowers to restore the environment and combat the supervillain Climate Change and its main power source - a delusional army of humans known as the Deniers. By Courtney, 16, England.
When a scientist decided to save the Earth, TRé was born - half tree and half human, TRé has the power of photosynthesis and can turn CO2 into O2. TRé resents humanity as he spent his youth being tested in a lab, but when he escaped and visited the Amazon he felt at home with nature. It’s then when he started using his powers to save nature and gave humans a second chance - he called himself Light. By Sathvigha, 21, India.
Once upon a time ... Magritte Duane Michals, René Magritte, 1967
René Magritte is world famous for his strange and poetic images. He was born on 21 November 1898 in Lessines, (Hainaut) Belgium. When Magritte is 12 years old, he attends drawing classes above a sweet shop! At 18, because the art of painting seems somehow 'magical', he decides to make this his career and he enrols at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels. Georgette and René Magritte, 1922
At 15, Magritte meets Georgette at a fair. A few years later, they meet again and marry. She becomes his favourite model and she lets him stage the scenes where he paints her in all sorts of outfits and in some surprising poses and places. A great complicity unites them throughout their lives!
The man who became a painter René Magritte, Woman on Horseback, 1922, RMFAB
During his years at the Academy, Magritte meets a lot of other artists who later become hi…
Todos os anos, diversas agências de notícias e de fotografias, selecionam as melhores fotos do ano. Visitando os diversos sites, escolhi algumas que mais me tocaram. Possivelmente não sejam apenas belas, mas me surpreendi com a alta frequência de fotos relacionadas com as mudanças climáticas. Ou foi meu olhar de pesquisadora?
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Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images An Artist Ahead of His Time, and Ours Images: John Baldessari's gallery design features Magritte's Personal Values next to Vija Celmins's Untitled (Comb), with Jeff Koons's stainless steel Rabbit in the right foreground.Left: the entryway to the exhibition, with Magritte's The Treachery of Images (This is not a pipe) on the far wall. Installation photos by Steve Oliver. The InstallationNOTHING WILL QUITE PREPARE YOU for the setting of LACMA's astonishing new show featuring the works of René Magritte and thirty-one contemporary artists. As Suzanne Muchnic wrote in the Nov. 12 Los Angeles Times, “John Baldessari, a pioneering conceptualist represented in the show, has designed an installation intended to turn the galleries—and visitors' experience—upside down. The entrance will re-create ‘The Unexpected Answer,’ a Magritte painting of a door with a cutout silhouette of a gh…