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EXAMPLES IN THE CONTEXT OF ART                                                                                        112                                                                                                                                                                         

Prof. Dr. Roma Madan SONI

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Soni, R.M.(2023). Chapter 6 Reminder Representations In Ecosystem Conservation: Examples In The Context Of Art. In Í. M. Dantas (Ed.), Art, Design, Communication and Fashion:  An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 112-129). Ankara, Türkiye: Global Academy Publishing House.

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In the context of ecosystem conservation, representations can play an important role in raising awareness and promoting action towards environmental issues. Art can be a powerful tool for creating such representations. Mythology can also provide inspiration for representations of ecosystems in the context of art and conservation. Some examples; Indigenous Mythology, many indigenous cultures have creation stories that describe the origins of the natural world and the relationships between humans, animals, and the environment. These stories can provide inspiration for artworks that represent ecosystems and promote conservation efforts. For example, an artist might create a painting that depicts a traditional creation story or a sculpture that represents a sacred animal from indigenous mythology, Animal Symbolism, animals have long been used as symbols in mythology, representing different qualities or aspects of the natural world. Artists can use animal symbolism to create artworks that represent ecosystems and highlight the importance of protecting biodiversity. For example, an artist might create a series of paintings that depict endangered animals and their habitats, using the animals' symbolic meanings to convey a message of conservation. Landscape Painting, landscape painting has a long history in art, and many artists have used this genre to represent natural environments and ecosystems. Landscape paintings can be used to raise awareness about environmental issues, such as deforestation, pollution, and climate change. For example, an artist might create a painting that depicts a polluted river or a deforested landscape, drawing attention to the impact of human activities on the environment. Mythical Creatures, mythical creatures, such as dragons or unicorns, can also be used to represent ecosystems in art. These creatures can symbolize the power and beauty of the natural world, as well as the need to protect it. For example, an artist might create a sculpture of a mythical creature that represents a specific ecosystem, such as a dragon that symbolizes a forest ecosystem. This chapter provides examples of how the artist uses symbols to convey a message of protection and attract attention.

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