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Art attack: The Mona Lisa isn't the only masterpiece vandals have targeted

The Da Vinci painting, though, is among the works that have come under attack most frequently

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Akshara Srivastava New Delhi
On Sunday, May 29, a man in his 30s entered the Louvre Museum in Paris disguised as an elderly woman in a wheelchair and threw cake at the Mona Lisa. Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece was, however, undamaged, thanks to the protective glass, which was left smeared with cake. The man then threw roses around the display, before being escorted away by security.

This was not the first instance of someone trying to vandalise the Mona Lisa, and it’s hardly the first episode of a masterpiece being attacked. Here are some others.

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First Published: May 31 2022 | 5:57 PM IST

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