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Woman defaces famous Louvre painting with black pen

Liberty leading the people
Eugene Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", is displayed in the Louvre-Lens museum. That is it was until Friday when it was defaced with a black pen.
Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was a famous French painter. A leader of the French Romantic school of art his influence touched many artists and other styles, such as impressionism and symbolism.
Eugene Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", is displayed in an 'outpost' of the Louvre-Lens museum. That is it was until it was vandalised by a woman wielding a black pen!
Friday the Louvre closed two galleries after a woman used a black marker pen to deface this leading artwork. She reportedly 'scribbled' across a one foot area at the bottom of the painting, "AE911". The Delacroix art work is one of the Louvre's most notable pieces.
Why "AE911" Digital Journal wondered?
There is a link to the 9/11 tragedy in the USA. "AE911Truth" is the name of a website. It is also called "Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth". According to Reuters the backers of this website "are seeking to establish the truth of the September 11, 2001 suicide airliner attacks on New York's Twin Towers".
'Liberty Leading the People' is an iconic painting. Down the years it has become a symbol of the French Republic commemorating the people's revolution. Reuters reports "Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People" was painted after the 1830 July Revolution as a symbol of reconciliation following the overthrow of Bourbon King Charles X and the ascent to the throne of his cousin Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orleans".
Why the possible 'truther' chose this painting is not known. Was it because it is so famous? Was it opportunistic graffiti due to the painting's location? Was it symbolic?
First reports from the gallery indicate that the painting will be saved. The damage was only surface deep and has been removed.
The woman was apprehended by a security guard and a museum visitor. The Telegraph reports that local prosecutor, Philippe Peyroux, said "She appears to be a person with mental health problems." He has requested she undergo psychiatric assessment. Police are searching her home.
'Liberty leading the people' is on loan to the Louvre-Lens museum from the Louvre's main collection in Paris.

74 comments :

#61Feb 19, 2013 Albury Smith
@Brian Good
Whenever a peedunker uses the word "refuted" I know they're lying.
Dropping cardboard boxes is a perfectly valid demonstration of physical principles, and if you had any familiarity with physics you would know that.
It's a valid demonstration that fast food employees should stick to serving meals of hamburgers, fries, and Cokes, Brian.
#62Feb 19, 2013 Brian Good
Your mom wasn't doing you any favors when she made you feel that you were clever, Foolbury.
#63Feb 19, 2013 Albury Smith
@Brian Good
Your mom wasn't doing you any favors when she made you feel that you were clever, Foolbury.
I'm not stupid enough to think that Box Boy's demonstration is clever or meaningful.
#64Feb 19, 2013 Brian Good
You're not smart enough to be able to tell us why it's not meaningful, Liebury. Normal people can explain the bases for their opinions. You can't.
#65Feb 19, 2013 Albury Smith
@Brian Good
You're not smart enough to be able to tell us why it's not meaningful, Liebury. Normal people can explain the bases for their opinions. You can't.
What's the basis for your assertion that F varies inversely with m in Newton's 2nd Law, Brian?
#66Feb 19, 2013 Brian Good
See, you can't explain the basis for your opinion. All you can do is change the subject and lie.
#67Feb 20, 2013 Albury Smith
@Brian Good
See, you can't explain the basis for your opinion. All you can do is change the subject and lie.
You never again have to sling hamburgers for meager wages and some tips, Brian:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/343796
You'd break "Imam" Choudary's heart if you told him who was "really" behind 9/11 though; OBL's his hero too.
#68Mar 2, 2013 Albury Smith
@Brian Good
See, you can't explain the basis for your opinion. All you can do is change the subject and lie.
http://www.911myths.com/index.php/WTC_Not_A_Demolition
Case closed.
#69Mar 2, 2013 Brian Good
HIlarious, Liebury! Did you even watch your own movie? The opening quote from Sam Harris describes you to a tee!
#70Mar 2, 2013 Albury Smith
@Brian Good
HIlarious, Liebury! Did you even watch your own movie? The opening quote from Sam Harris describes you to a tee!
Only someone like you could watch all of that video and still drink 9/11 "truth movement" Kool-Aid, Brian.
#71Mar 2, 2013 Brian Good
You're a waste of time, Liebury. There's no reason to believe you even watched your own video.
#72Mar 2, 2013 Albury Smith
@Brian Good
You're a waste of time, Liebury. There's no reason to believe you even watched your own video.
I'd really like to think that you didn't watch it, Brian, and that no one's stupid enough to look at that much evidence and still believe 9/11 "truth movement" fantasies.
#73Mar 2, 2013 Brian Good
Would you care to discuss some specific evidence, Ten Tricks, or are you just waving a Big Fat Book at us that you haven't even read yourself?
#74Mar 2, 2013 Albury Smith
@Brian Good
Would you care to discuss some specific evidence, Ten Tricks, or are you just waving a Big Fat Book at us that you haven't even read yourself?
Be sure to wave your big fat checkbook at One-Trick, Brian. He loves spending your money.

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