Art or crazy? Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum in Paris was the target of vandalism! A visitor on Sunday disguised himself in a wheelchair, wig and petticoat. He managed to disfigure the famous masterpiece with a cake. But only approx.
Unfortunately for the vandals, there is a glass case that protects the board. Security and police personnel can get over the offender instantly. This work has seen many visitors to the Louvre. It remains unclear whether the screen killer saw himself as an artist or was mentally disoriented. After staining, scatter rose petals on the floor.
As he is led away and still pushing the camouflaged wheelchair in front of him, he makes a statement and says something about the “artists”. It is still not clear if he really wanted to destroy the artwork.
The Mona Lisa is a frequent target of attacks
Da Vinci’s painting, which measures only 77 x 53 cm and was created between 1503 and 1519, is behind glass for a reason. I have been attacked many times. In 2009, a Russian threw a teacup at a work of art, shattering the glass case.
In the 1950s, the Mona Lisa was slightly damaged by two attackers who threw acid and stone at the painting. During an exhibition in Tokyo in 1974, a woman spray-painted her wheelchair. Out of anger at the lack of ramps to reach the Mona Lisa, which she never reached.
The most spectacular attack occurred 111 years ago: in 1911, an Italian immigrant in France Vincenzo Perugia managed to steal the painting. He hid it under his jacket and took it back to Italy. The Mona Lisa has been missing for three years. Then Perugia tried to sell the stolen goods to an antiques dealer. He was arrested.
The most valuable painting in the world
The 1999 Guinness Book of Records called the Mona Lisa the highest insurance value. In 1962 it was worth $100 million. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $850 million today. (bag)
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