Viral artist Reuben Dangoor tackles reimagines works by Turner and Van Gogh to depict the sustainable seas of the future

Renowned artist, Reuben Dangoor, has collaborated with Lloyd’s Register to reimagine famed oil paintings
of the 17th and 18th century. The six-piece collection sees works of old masters, including the likes of
JMW Turner, Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, modified to depict carbon-neutral vessels, emerging
infrastructure, maritime technologies and futuristic concept ships that would address shipping
decarbonisation challenges.

Through the art, Lloyd’s Register, with a history of 260 years in the maritime industry and a social purpose
to engineer a safer and more sustainable world, aims to shine a light on the need for ships and marine
fuels with zero carbon emissions to be on the high seas by 2030, along with the supporting infrastructure.

Shipping transports 90% of all global trade and is critical to the world’s supply chain, but it contributes
approximately 2.9% of total greenhouse gas emissions. The industry is determined to halve its emissions
from 2008 levels by the year 2050.

With shipping the lifeblood of the global economy, and shown to be especially critical during the COVID
pandemic, sector emissions are a pressing climate change concern to all. Popular vessels, such as
passenger and cargo ships, contribute around 900 million tonnes of CO2 annually via their regular
crossings of the world’s oceans (European Commission, 2020).

Each of the pieces, created digitally by Dangoor – whose work is heavily inspired by current affairs,
providing visual commentary on social and political injustices – will be showcased as part of a 360 degree
virtual gallery tour, hosted at listed venue Carlton House Terrace and available for public view on the
Lloyd’s Register website.

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