Mona Lisa painting attacked — Analysis

Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece was targeted by a man disguised as an elderly woman in a wheelchair

An elderly man tricked into attacking the Mona Lisa iconic painting in Paris’ Louvre on Sunday.

Art lovers at the museum were shocked after what appeared to be an elderly woman suddenly jumped out of her wheelchair, rushed towards Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, and smeared cake cream on it.

Security swiftly arrested the perpetrator, who proved to be a young male wearing a hair wig.

While the guards were taking him out, he shouted French. “Think of the Earth. Artists are aware of the Earth. Artists think about the Earth. That’s why I did it.”

Da Vinci created the Mona Lisa Portrait between 1503 and 1519. It was not in real danger due to thick bullet-proof glass.

In 1956, an accident caused the artwork to be badly damaged. A vandal had acid poured on it. The screen was then installed.

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Museum staff removed quickly the cake cream from its protective glass, and the normal service resumed at Louvre.

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