Por que História da Arte não faz greve?
This article aims at some provocations in the light of this special edition of Figura. In the midst of the vocation of this journal to the studies on the classical tradition, we intend to approach them highlighting the gravity and importance of part of the career of professor Luiz Marques which may remain muted here: his work on the environmental collapse. To do so, we focus on the concept of Anthropocene and the aesthetic implications it raises. In particular, a still obscure relationship between the academic formation of Art History and the concomitant emergence of capitalism.