One of the most famous works of art in the world, La Gioconda (also known as the Mona Lisa) was vandalized on Sunday (29) at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
According to information from El Pais newspaper, aThe person threw what appeared to be a pie on the board. She was wearing a wheelchair, disguised in a wig. The room in which one of the most famous works of Leonardo da Vinci was located, as usual, was full.
Security immediately kicked the person out of the museum and the staff started cleaning the room. The identity or motive of the attack is unknown.
Several visitors posted photos and videos of the event on social media. The plate was not damaged because it is protected by a crystal plate.
Also, according to the newspaper, this was not the first attack on the business. In 2009, a tourist threw a cup toward the painting, damaging the glass protecting it. In 1974, while on display at the Tokyo National Museum, a woman tried to spray red paint on the canvas, but to no avail. In 1956, he was subjected to two attacks: one with acid, which damaged one of the lower parts of the hull, and the other with a stone, causing minor damage.
“Mona Lisa”, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings – Photo: Reproduction / Wikicommons
In 1911, Vincenzo Perugia stole the painting, and it was rescued only two years later.
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