Italy : it damages a sculpture of Pauline Bonaparte by taking a selfie - The Point

the museum dedicated to The sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822), located in Possagno (Veneto), received the visit of a tourist, to which he would be well-spent.

Italy : it damages a sculpture of Pauline Bonaparte by taking a selfie - The Point

the museum dedicated to The sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822), located in Possagno (Veneto), received the visit of a tourist, to which he would be well-spent. On the lookout for a nice souvenir photo, the take you didn't hesitate to sit on a work representative Pauline Bonaparte reclining on a chaise lounge. Results of the operation : the sister of Napoleon I is drawn with two toes broken, as the reports of The Figaro, Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

The museum, who shared her grief on social networks, pointed out that the tourist of austria had left the institution without a report from the staff. It is thanks to the online booking made by the clumsy photographer that the nationality of the latter could be discovered.

a Few moments after the incident, the guards of the museum "are previews of the damage and have given the alert," said the institution on its page Facebook, before reassuring the lover of Antonio Canova : "We have worked in concert with the superintendent and the conservator, in order to put the work and the fragments found in security" with a view to its restoration.

"I have been a irresponsible behavior"

figures from the world of culture have quickly expressed their outrage. "I demand clarity and rigour to the forces of law and order and the judiciary to identify, thanks to the security instruments, the vandal unconscious, without letting it go unpunished and free to go home ", he persiflé Vittorio Sgarbi, a famous art critic in italy.

But a survey should not be necessary, because the "vandal" unconscious " has finally apologised by e-mail to Vittorio Sgarbi. "I would like to denounce me after reading this that he has spent in newspapers in austria. (...) I have been a irresponsible behavior, but I was not aware of the consequences. I continued the visit normally as my stay in Italy (I have not "fled") ", argued the Austrian, who was traveling across the corridors of the museum with a group on the occasion of its fifty years. And in his supplication 2.0 : "During the visit, I sat on the statue without making me aware of the damage that I've obviously caused. "An email that has touched Vittorio Sgarbi. The man said that he had "enjoyed the civic sense of the citizen "and took" note of his words and his embarrassment."

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 11:33

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