Thursday, August 21, 2014
Masterpeice* (for Masterpiece*)
When the news of her disappearance was released, many people thought it was a prank – how could the most famous painting in the world just vanish? Denial turned to depression: Louvre Curator of Painting Jean-Pierre Cuzin said, "The public came just to see the void where the painting had been hung, just to see the nails which held her. Everyone thought that she was lost forever.” Following that were the jokes, including offers to steal the Eiffel tower and songs written about the theft.
For a bonus typo, search “Mono Lisa,” which we’ve blogged about previously. To read more about the theft, read the story on PBS.org.
(Empty frame image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)