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In France, vandals disfigured the masterpiece of the brush by Claude Monet

October 8 2007

In the night of 6 October 7 unknown broke into the French Musée d'Orsay and disfigured picture of Claude Monet's "Bridge at Argenteuil", 1874. According to the representative of the French Ministry of Culture, "a group of people, apparently in a drunken state broke into the Musée d'Orsay." Tripped the alarm, and fleeing, one of them stabbed the painting, causing her serious harm. " As reported by French Minister of Culture Christine Albanel, "we are talking about a group of four young men and one girl, who left many traces."

The Minister stressed the need to toughen punishment for harm caused by museums, churches and monuments. "The worst thing - the feeling of impunity" - said Christine Albanel. Now it is impossible to evaluate the paintings Monet. Asked about the restoration of paintings, the Minister noted that any recovery is not simple. However, to carry out the restoration of this painting would have been much more difficult if the vandals cut a piece of cloth.

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