A man seemingly disguised as an outdated girl in a wheelchair threw a chunk of cake on the glass defending the Mona Lisa on the Louvre Museum and shouted at individuals to think about planet Earth.
The Paris prosecutor’s workplace stated Monday that the 36-year-old man was detained following Sunday’s incident and despatched to a police psychiatric unit. An investigation has been opened into the harm of cultural artifacts.
Movies posted on social media confirmed a younger man in a wig and lipstick who had arrived in a wheelchair. The person, whose id was unknown, was additionally seen throwing roses within the museum gallery to slack-jawed friends.
The cake assault left a conspicuous white creamy smear on the glass however the well-known work by Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t broken.
Safety guards had been filmed escorting the wig-wearing man away as he referred to as out to the shocked guests within the gallery: “Consider the Earth! There are people who find themselves destroying the Earth! Give it some thought. Artists inform you: consider the Earth. That’s why I did this.”
Guards had been then filmed cleansing the cake from the glass. A Louvre assertion confirmed the assault on the art work involving a “patisserie.”
The Sixteenth-century Renaissance masterpiece has seen lots in its over-500 years in existence.
The portray was stolen in 1911 by a museum worker, an occasion which elevated the portray’s worldwide fame. It was additionally broken in an acid assault perpetrated by a vandal within the Nineteen Fifties, and has since been saved behind glass.
In 2009, a Russian girl who was indignant at not having the ability to get French citizenship threw a ceramic cup at it, smashing the cup however not harming the glass or the portray.
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