Climate Activists Throw Soup at the Mona Lisa Painting in Paris

  • Publish date: Monday، 29 January 2024
Climate Activists Throw Soup at the Mona Lisa Painting in Paris

Climate activism is at it again! Climate protesters threw soup at the famous Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France on Sunday, Jan. 28.

A woman threw tinned soup at the painting along with another female protestor, however the painting is stored behind glass.

Both protestors wore T-shirts with the slogan 'Riposte Alimentaire', meaning food response. 

The protestors shouted a question at the crowd gathered in the museum, "What’s the most important thing? Art, or the right to healthy and sustainable food?”

Not only that, the women also said, "Our farming system is sick. Our farmers are dying at work."

Their protest refers to the French farmers and their protests against low wages and other issues. 

After the incident, the staff at the Louvre hurried to hide the soup-tainted painting with black-protective panels. 

The famous Mona Lisa painting or 'Gioconda' was produced by the famous 18th-century Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci. 

This is not the first time the Mona Lisa painting has been ruined by climate protestors. In May 2022, a man, dressed as an elderly woman, banged the glass covering of the painting and then threw cake on it. 

There have been various similar incidents including other famous artwork, which have netizens divided about these acts. 

Nonetheless, ruining famous artworks has become a trend among climate activists to highlight issues about climate change and sustainability.