This Thursday, an activist hit his head on the glass covering the world famous painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring”from 1655, in a museum in The Hague, to denounce the global warming. “The work of art was not damaged,” Mauritshuis museum staff reported, in Holland.
In addition, “another second activist stuck his hand to the wall next to the work of the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer and an unidentified liquid was thrown,” the museum explained. “Police were notified and three people were arrested. Our restorer inspected the condition of the paint. Fortunately, the glass-covered masterpiece was not damaged,” they added.
In videos posted on social media, one of the activists shouted: “How do you feel when you see something beautiful and priceless seemingly destroyed before your very eyes?” “That’s the same feeling when you see the planet being destroyed,” he added.
Dutch police announced that three arrests had been made at a museum, but did not provide details. The protest came less than two weeks after activists from Just Stop Oil Soup was thrown on the painting “Sunflowers” by Vincent van Gogh in the National Gallery of Londonreported Reuters.
On Monday, two supporters of the German group Letzte Generation they threw mashed potatoes at a picture of Claude Monet, exhibited in the Barberini museum in Potsdam, near Berlin. All the paintings were behind glass and were undamaged.
Hours earlier, two activists from the group Just Stop Oil vandalized the wax statue of King Charles III in Madame Tussauds museum in London. On this occasion, environmentalists threw chocolate cakes at him under the slogan that the British Government “stop new oil and gas licenses.”