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    Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is one of the most priced contributions from Italian Renaissance Art. Franceso del Giocondo commissioned Vinci for the painting in 1502 during his last days. Currently, the painting is resting at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. To garner the attention of the masses, activists and others have resorted to certain techniques including vandalism. In a recent incident, a man camouflaged into a wheelchair woman and caused a commotion in the museum by trying to vandalize the painting. 

    The Man Smeared The Glass Of The Mona Lisa Painting With A Cake For A Cause

    The glass panel protecting Mona Lisa had cake spread all over it
    The glass panel protecting Mona Lisa had cake spread all over it

    On Sunday, art enthusiasts and tourists witnessed an unusual act of protest at the Louvre Museum. In a sudden move, an old lady in a wheelchair rose and splashed a cake on the glass of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. 

    Some witnesses at the location said that the culprit was a man in a wheelchair who wore a wig. In an attempt, he tried to break through the glass window protecting the painting. After a failed attempt, he smeared the bullet-proof window with a cake and spread it over it. 

    Security personnel knocked the person down after he threw roses at it. One of the visitors captured the video of the man spreading the cake across the glass panel. Even though the security prevented him from causing a further commotion, he addressed the visitors in French. 

    He said, “Think about the Earth, think about the Earth, there are people who are destroying the Earth, think about it. All the artists tell you think about the Earth, all the artists think about the Earth, that’s why I did this, Think about the planet.”

    There have been reports of several vandalism incidents. The painting has been vandalized As many as four times. In the earliest attempt, someone soaked the painting in acid in 1956. In a second attempt, a homeless man named Ugo Ungaza Villegas threw a pebble at the painting. His motive was to land up in a prison for shelter. 

    In 1974, a differently-abled woman used red spray paint on the masterpiece at Tokyo National Museum. After the painting was shifted back to Paris, an enraged Russian woman threw a mug at the painting after she was denied French citizenship.

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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