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Activist throws soup to Mona Lisa Painting 

activist throws soup to mona lisa painting

Two activists threw pumpkin soup at the bulletproof glass enclosing Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” in Paris.

The protestors claim that people should have the right to “healthy and sustainable food,” according to a museum and an AFP journalist.

They questioned, standing in front of the picture and taking turns to say, “What is more important? Art or the right to healthy and sustainable food?”

“Your agricultural system is sick. Our farmers are dying at work,” they added.

The move coincides with days of protests by French farmers calling for increased wages, levies, and regulations.

According to the Paris prosecutor’s office, both activists were taken into custody.

The pumpkin soup was concealed in a coffee thermos, according to the Louvre, by the women.

Food in moderation is permitted within the museum, although eating is not permitted in the exhibition areas.

The masterpiece’s room was reopened to the public after being closed for around an hour, and the museum reported that there was “no damage” to the artwork.

Prime Minister Gabriel Attal on Friday announced several measures, but road blockages have continued in different parts of the country.

The stunt on Sunday is part of a string of similar actions taken by climate activists against well-known artworks to call for greater action to phase out fossil fuels and safeguard the environment.

This is not the first time Attacks on the “Mona Lisa” have happened. 

In May 2022, a guy hurled a custard pie at her while claiming that artists were not paying enough attention to “the planet”. Her protective glass shell made sure she didn’t get hurt.

Since a Bolivian guy injured her left elbow in December 1956 by throwing a rock at her, she has been protected by glass.

Meanwhile, two Oil protestors made headlines in October 2022 when they spilled tomato soup over the glass enclosing Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” at the National Gallery in London.

They demand the fact that art enthusiasts cared more about paintings than the environment.


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