Rossiyanka threw a mug of tea in the “Mona Lisa”
ARTinvestment.RU   12 августа 2009

She was detained by security guards Louvre, and is now in the Paris police

The most famous piece of art in the world was subjected to another attack. One of the visitors the Louvre in Paris, Rossiyanka, threw in a picture by Leonardo da Vinci «Mona Lisa» mug of hot tea. The woman was detained by the museum guards, and then handed her the Paris police. The incident occurred on August 2, but knows it was only yesterday.

According to the press, one member of the museum visitor bought tea at the museum cafe and had a ceramic mug in the room, where exposed «Mona Lisa». Fortunately, the picture is in a special container, protect it from vibration and humidity, as well as closed bulletproof glass in a thickness of about two centimeters. It is therefore thrown into a circle just cannon from the cover without causing any harm masterpiece, fell to the floor and broke. The woman was immediately arrested on the museum's security service and forwarded to the police. Psychologists at the station tried to determine not whether narushitelnitsa Stendhal syndrome - disorder in which people turn to the works of art, feels faint, confusion or aggression. The results of examination, it has not yet been reported.

«Mona Lisa» has long enjoyed «popular» criminals and hooligans. In 1911 it was stolen from the Louvre, but two years later found and returned to the scene. So far this is the only case of theft in the history of this museum. In 1956, when the painting was on exhibition at the museum in the French town of MONTAUBAN, vandal plesnul its acid. In the same year, visitors from Bolivia threw stones in a cloth, damaging paint layer near the left elbow Mona Lisa.

Material prepared Onuchin Catherine, AI

Source: lenta.ru , dailymail.co.uk , artinvestment.ru



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