Monet Art Receives a Lethal Blow
A surveillance camera caught a group of drunken thugs entering the museum, which is the home of some major masterpieces of Impressionist artists, including the father of them all – Claude Monet.
An alarm sounded and the group fled the scene, not before they took a swing at the difensless Monet Masterpiece, “Le Pont d’Argenteuil.”
The painting could be restored, but the damage is heartbreaking. It always amazes me how an art object that is as important to the French as a Monet masterpiece gets violated in such an horrific manner.
The painting looked to have been punched in with a fist, it bore an horizontal tear about 4 inches in length that exposed threads of canvas.
French master, Claude Monet is considered by many as the father of the 19th century Impressionist movement, his masterpieces are sold by the millions and are deemed priceless.
“Le Pont d’Argenteuil”, the masterpiece that was violated, shows a view of the Seine at a rural bend, featuring a bridge and boats.