Liberty Leading the People http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31303/all en Woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting in Louvre http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/woman-vandalises-famed-delacroix-painting-louvre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's Louvre museum shut down one of its galleries Friday after a woman vandalised an iconic painting by Delacroix by writing on it with a black marker.</p> <p>The 28-year-old woman was apprehended by an attendant late Thursday after scrawling "AE911" on "Liberty Leading the People", which was on show in the Louvre's recently-opened satellite branch in the northern former mining town of Lens.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear what the slogan meant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/woman-vandalises-famed-delacroix-painting-louvre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Liberty Leading the People Visual arts War art AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:01:34 +0000 5749802 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/unbalanced-woman-vandalises-famed-delacroix-painting-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One of the most iconic paintings in French history, Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", has been defaced by a woman allegedly suffering psychiatric problems, but no permanent damage was done.</p> <p>The 28-year-old woman, who was being held by police Friday, is accused of using a black marker to deface the masterpiece at a recently opened satellite branch of the Louvre in Lens, northern France.</p> <p>Her motives were unclear but her scrawling of "AE911" had some wondering if she was suffering from delusions involving the 9/11 attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/unbalanced-woman-vandalises-famed-delacroix-painting-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Liberty Leading the People Visual arts War art AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:15:42 +0000 5750172 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Symbol of French Republic defaced in art attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-symbol-french-republic-defaced-art-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Symbol of French Republic defaced with marker</p> <p>* Woman arrested after attack on Delacroix painting</p> <p>* Restorers manage to repair "Liberty Leading the People" (Adds details, news that restorers have managed to salvage work)</p> <p>By Vicky Buffery</p> <p>PARIS, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A woman has defaced Eugene Delacroix's painting "Liberty Leading the People" with a black marker as it hung in an outpost of the Louvre gallery in northern France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-symbol-french-republic-defaced-art-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1st arrondissement of Paris Entertainment France Liberty Leading the People Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:30:37 +0000 5750349 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/unbalanced-woman-vandalises-famed-delacroix-painting-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One of the most iconic paintings in French history, Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", was defaced by a woman with psychiatric problems but escaped permanent damage.</p> <p>The 28-year-old woman, who was being held by police Friday, is accused of using a black marker to deface the masterpiece at a recently opened satellite branch of the Louvre in Lens, northern France.</p> <p>Her motives were unclear but her scrawling of "AE911" had some wondering if she was suffering from delusions involving the 9/11 attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/unbalanced-woman-vandalises-famed-delacroix-painting-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Liberty Leading the People Visual arts War art AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:31:11 +0000 5750432 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/unbalanced-woman-vandalises-famed-delacroix-painting-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French police were holding a mentally "unbalanced" woman after an attack on one of France's most iconic paintings, Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People".</p> <p>Prosecutors in the town said that after having received a psychiatric report on the 28-year-old woman, they would probably have her committed on Saturday.</p> <p>The incident happened at the recently opened northern satellite of the Louvre museum, in Lens, northern France, when a visitor scrawled on the painting with a black marker. It was not believed to have caused any permanent damage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/unbalanced-woman-vandalises-famed-delacroix-painting-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Liberty Leading the People Visual arts War art AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:00:24 +0000 5750748 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Unbalanced' woman vandalises famed Delacroix painting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/unbalanced-woman-vandalises-famed-delacroix-painting-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French police were holding a mentally "unbalanced" woman after an attack on one of France's most iconic paintings, Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People".</p> <p>The incident happened at the recently opened northern satellite of the Louvre museum, in Lens, northern France, when a visitor scrawled on the painting with a black marker. It was not believed to have caused any permanent damage.</p> <p>Prosecutors in the town said that after having received a psychiatric report on the 28-year-old woman, they would probably have her committed on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/unbalanced-woman-vandalises-famed-delacroix-painting-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Liberty Leading the People Visual arts War art AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:30:26 +0000 5750756 at http://www.globalpost.com