The Mona Lisa was attacked this Sunday, May 29, by a visitor wearing a wig who wanted to throw a cream pie on it.
Dressed as an old lady
This Sunday, May 29, a visitor to the Louvre museum, wearing a wig and wandering around the place in a wheelchair, wanted to attack the Mona Lisa, but hopefully It is protected by a glass. According to several videos circulating on social networks, a man threw a piece of cake on the table of La Joconde. The leaked images show the glass of the early 16th-century work partially covered in cream, then cleaned by museum guards. “It seems unreal to me, but a man dressed as an old lady got up from a wheelchair and tried to break the protective glass of the Mona Lisa,” said a person who filmed the scene on Twitter. “He then spread cake on the window, threw roses all around him before being subdued by security”, described this witness.
Already attacked in 2009
The Mona Lisa painting had already been the subject of several attempts to damage it. One of the most recent dates back to the summer of 2009, when a visitor threw a cup against the protective glass. If the object had indeed broken during the impact against the window, the painting had not been touched. At the time, the management of the Louvre Museum announced that it had filed a complaint against the Russian tourist who threw the cup. “There are people who are destroying the Earth. Think about it. Artists, think of the Earth. That’s why I did that”, we hear the pie maker claiming in front of the camera, in a video shared by a user and taken when he was arrested. In 1974, it was in Tokyo that the oil underwent an attempt to degrade it, using a red spray. Finally, in 1957, a Bolivian had thrown a stone against the painting, damaging it slightly.