LOOK: A man smeared a cake on the Mona Lisa at the Louvre

May 30, 2022 0 comments



A man smeared cake on the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. according to witness testimony, the perpetrator was a man in a wheelchair who wore a wig. 



Luckily, he couldn't do much damage to the painting as it is protected by bulletproof glass. The man also shouted a slogan in French. The slogan was translated by a Twitter user, Marie Line Ulysse. It said:


"Think about the earth, the planet, some people are just destroying the planet, think about this, every artist cares about the planet this is why I did that."


Not the first attack on the painting


Attempts to deface, steal, or use the 77 by 53 centimeter canvas to raise awareness for various causes have been made throughout history.


A man threw sulfuric acid at it in the 1950s, which affected the painting, and a Bolivian student hit it with a stone. A woman in a wheelchair sprayed red paint on her wheelchair while at an exhibition in Tokyo in 1974, expressing her dissatisfaction with the lack of access ramps, though she never reached him.


A Russian tourist threw a cup of tea at him in the summer of 2009. The work was stolen over a century ago, in 1911, and went missing for nearly three years.



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