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Famous Renaissance Art ‘Mona Lisa’ Gets Attacked Again

By Chinelo Eze
30 May 2022   |   12:21 pm
Mona Lisa has been attacked at the Louvre museum in Paris. The attack on the Mona Lisa was performed by a man dressed as an elderly woman in a wheelchair, who smeared cake on the painting. It will not be the first time that the famous renaissance painting by Leonardo Da Vinci will be attacked.…

Mona Lisa. | Photo Wikipedia

Mona Lisa has been attacked at the Louvre museum in Paris. The attack on the Mona Lisa was performed by a man dressed as an elderly woman in a wheelchair, who smeared cake on the painting.

It will not be the first time that the famous renaissance painting by Leonardo Da Vinci will be attacked.

After an attempt to destroy the world’s most famous painting, the man disguised wearing lipstick and a wig asks onlookers in French to “Think of the planet… there are people who are destroying the planet, think about that … That’s why I did it” according to footage shot at the Louvre in Paris.”

A video posted online shows the world’s most renowned artwork with cake smeared across the glass case protecting it.

According to on lookers, they described a “man dressed as an old lady” to have allegedly jumped out of a wheelchair at the Louvre in Paris before attempting to destroy the protective glass in front of a Leonardo da Vinci painting.

The suspect then continued to smear cake over the glass and toss roses everywhere before being tackled by security and, taken away.

A video shared on social media showed an employee cleaning up, while another attendant moved a wheelchair out of the way of the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece.

However, prosecutors say that the 36-year-old man has been arrested and placed under psychiatric care after he smeared the glass encased Mona Lisa with cake.

Mona Lisa was painted between the period 1503 and 1519. She has been stolen several times and damaged.

In 1911 it was stolen and Pablo Picasso was among the suspects to have stolen the art work.

In 1950, a vandal threw acid at the painting which damaged the art work and led the decision for Mona Lisa painting be kept behind glass ever since.

In 2009, a Russian lady, enraged at her inability to obtain French citizenship, threw a ceramic cup at it, destroying the cup but not the glass or the painting.

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