Art of the Anthropocene: A Mondrianesque Depiction of…?

By Tom Yulsman | March 8, 2013 12:07 am

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It may look a little like a painting by Piet Mondrian. But in truth it is a depiction of something related to the concept of the Anthropocene.

And what it depicts has actually been in the news lately.

So, what exactly are you looking at? If you’re game, give it your best guess in the comments section below. I’ll come back toward the end of the day, or perhaps early on Saturday, and name the winner.

I’ll also expand on the subject a bit, explain the graphic, put it in the context of recent news, and add an additional graphic or two.

Good luck!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Anthropocene, EarthArt
  • Mike Worthington

    World temperature warming pattern?

  • Carol Adams

    information coming from Mars?



ImaGeo is a visual blog focusing on the intersection of imagery, imagination and Earth. It focuses on spectacular visuals related to the science of our planet, with an emphasis (although not an exclusive one) on the unfolding Anthropocene Epoch.

About Tom Yulsman

Tom Yulsman is Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism and a Professor of Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also continues to work as a science and environmental journalist with more than 30 years of experience producing content for major publications. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Audubon, Climate Central, Columbia Journalism Review, Discover, Nieman Reports, and many other publications. He has held a variety of editorial positions over the years, including a stint as editor-in-chief of Earth magazine. Yulsman has written one book: Origins: the Quest for Our Cosmic Roots, published by the Institute of Physics in 2003.


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