On this Day: The a oeMona Lisaa is St...

On this Day: The a oeMona Lisaa is Stolen

There are 14 comments on the www.findingdulcinea.com story from Aug 21, 2008, titled On this Day: The a oeMona Lisaa is Stolen. In it, www.findingdulcinea.com reports that:

On Aug. 21, 1911, Vincenzo Perugia snatches the "Mona Lisa" from the Louvre believing that it rightfully belongs to his native Italy.

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Lenni, PA

#1 Aug 21, 2008
People don't steal enough paintings anymore. It's probably the coolest and most sophisticated crime.

Lenni, PA

#2 Aug 21, 2008
I like that this guy stole the painting for reasons of patriotism. Almost admirable...

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Aug 21, 2009
Art theft kind of makes me happy. Does that make me a miscreant? Somehow being stolen gives a painting an aura of mystery.


#4 Aug 21, 2009
Did he have reason to think France had gotten the painting unfairly? Often art work is lent out and then just never returned. I wonder if this was the case when King Francois I came into possession of it.

Wheaton, IL

#5 Aug 21, 2009
I immediately imagined Mission Impossible when I saw the title.

El Paso, TX

#7 Nov 30, 2010
it helped me with my history paper. thank you!!

El Paso, TX

#8 Nov 30, 2010
thanks again

El Paso, TX

#9 Nov 30, 2010
i cant believe someone would want to steal the mona lisa!!

El Paso, TX

#10 Nov 30, 2010
i love the mona lisa

El Paso, TX

#11 Nov 30, 2010
i mean the mona lisa is such a beautiful painting, and someone coldhearted stole it

El Paso, TX

#12 Nov 30, 2010
mona lisa has no eyebrows pretty freaky right

Blue Springs, MO

#13 Nov 30, 2010
Elisa wrote:
i love the mona lisa
Iam glad they stole it. ha ha ha

New York, NY

#14 Feb 23, 2011
This video has the history of this attempt, and some other damages/attempts at theft of the Mona Lisa.

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Jun 4, 2012
Really shocking when you think about it. Someone stealing the Mona Lisa and trying to get away with it. Some people are not as smart as they think they are.

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