On this Day: The a oeMona Lisaa is Stolen

Aug 21, 2008 | Posted by: findingDulcinea_SLTS | Full story: www.findingdulcinea.com

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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Jasper

East Orange, NJ

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

East Orange, NJ

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

United States

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#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.
eileen

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#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.
Tuvok

Bloomington, IN

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

El Paso, TX

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

El Paso, TX

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Nov 30, 2010
 
thanks again
Elisa

El Paso, TX

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

El Paso, TX

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#10
Nov 30, 2010
 
i love the mona lisa
Emily

El Paso, TX

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

El Paso, TX

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

Raymore, MO

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

New York, NY

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#14
Feb 23, 2011
 
This video has the history of this attempt, and some other damages/attempts at theft of the Mona Lisa.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Nikki

Los Angeles, CA

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#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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