Mona Lisa survives cake attack by 'environmental activist' disguised as granny

5/30/2022 3:05:00 PM

Louvre files legal complaint after a piece of iced cake was hurled at Leonardo Da Vinci's famed work

🖼️The Mona Lisa came under a “cake” attack on Sunday after a male visitor masquerading as a wheelchair-bound granny hurled a slice of “gateau” at the world’s best-known painting 🔓 Free to read

Louvre files legal complaint after a piece of iced cake was hurled at Leonardo Da Vinci's famed work

The Mona Lisa came under a “cake” attack on Sunday after a male visitor masquerading as a wheelchair-bound granny hurled a slice of “gateau” at the world’s best-known painting.Mon 30 May 2022 11."If you can’t trust the prime minister to make sure the rules he made were followed, what can you trust him to do?” By Senior Trends Reporter, HuffPost UK 30/05/2022 09:27am BST.The guns, drugs, Harley-Davidson golf carts… Some aspects of the King’s life had been alarming Lisa Marie: to Elvis she was ‘Princess’.

Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece was undamaged in the incident at the Louvre, as it is protected behind a thick, glass case.The unnamed man said afterwards that he had carried out the stunt to raise awareness about the state of “the planet”.30 BST The Mona Lisa has been left shaken but unharmed after a visitor to the Louvre tried to smash the glass protecting the world’s most famous painting before smearing a cake across its surface in an apparent climate-related publicity stunt.The incident, which took place at lunchtime on Sunday, was caught on camera by several visitors among the hundreds queuing up to get a glimpse of “la Joconde”, as the French call the painting.The man, who was wearing make-up and a black wig, was pushed to the front of the queue in a wheelchair.“Maybe this is just nuts to me … ” posted the author of a video of the incident’s aftermath that shows a Louvre worker cleaning the glass.He then jumped up and hurled the slice of cake at the painting, which could be seen smeared in white icing.But that was until Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla, decided to open Graceland, their home, to the public.

He proceeded to throw red rose petals before being seized by museum security guards and led away.” Someone smashed a cake on Mona Lisa.They could then be seen wiping off the cream with a cloth.Incredulous visitors took to social media, with one saying: “I’ve just seen a man throw a piece of cake a the Mona Lisa..” Another Twitter user said: “Maybe this is just nuts to me but a man dressed as an old lady jumps out of a wheelchair and attempted to smash the bulletproof glass of the Mona Lisa.“Then proceeds to smear cake on the glass, and throws roses everywhere all before being tackled by security???” Before being escorted out, the Frenchman was filmed saying: “Think about the Earth.Elvis and Priscilla shared custody of their daughter from 1972.

There are people destroying the Earth.That’s why I did it.Think about the planet.” Maybe this is just nuts to me💀but an man dressed as an old lady jumps out of a wheel chair and attempted to smash the bullet proof glass of the Mona Lisa.Then proceeds to smear cake on the glass, and throws roses everywhere all before being tackled by security.

😂??? pic.twitter.com/OFXdx9eWcM — Lukeee🧃 (@lukeXC2002) May 29, 2022 The Louvre declined to comment, but according to Le Parisien it has filed a legal complaint for “public defacement”.This is by no means the first time the Mona Lisa has come under attack.It has been behind glass since a Bolivian man threw a rock at the painting in December 1956, damaging her left elbow.

In 2009, a Russian woman threw an empty teacup at the painting, which slightly scratched the case.Hanging in the Louvre’s Salle des États, the world’s most visited painting was given a new glass cover in 2019 that “enhances transparency thanks to the latest anti-reflective technology while improving security”, according to the museum.As part of a ten-month spring clean, the walls behind the frame also changed colour from eggshell yellow to midnight blue.Meanwhile, a new queuing system was introduced to create shorter waiting times and a more intimate experience with the painting.The Mona Lisa attracts 10.

2 million people a year, with about 80 per cent of visitors to the museum believed to come just to see the work..

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They r called 'activists' now? Probably did it for the TikTok video. Marie Antoinette perhaps. Let them eat cake MonaLisaPainting Two sad facts emerge from this. 1. Environmentalists are totally agains culture. 2. Visitors to art galleries don’t care for art (“Nooo waaaay 🤭😂”) Too many cakes in circulation.

Une Honte de voir de telle Geste Irrespectueux !!! No activist... he just wants attention for himself. A harsh sentence will prevent such attacks on world heritage in the future. Evolution on The Telegraph 🤣🤣🤣 Does this mean that dear old ladies in wheelchairs are now suspicious and will be asked whats under their blanket ? Its bad enuf in Lidl when Im wearing a furry hood.. The Security guards believe stolen booze or foodstuffs are secreted within and Ive been on the brink of arrest!

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