The painting De Zaire by Vincent Van Gogh was not damaged. Friday Climate activists threw Soup against him in Rome. The frame was slightly damaged. The Kroller Muller Museum reported this on Saturday. Work has been checked on site by a restorer.
The planter is on loan from the Kroller-Müller Museum at the Palais Bonaparte, as part of the Van Gogh exhibition. The painting is expected to be shown again on Monday. The Kröller-Müller Museum has already assumed that there will be no serious damage because it is protected by glass.
The four climate activists who threw soup against the work were arrested. The board was immediately removed from the room after the event. “Despite the importance of the climatic message, art is defenseless,” the Dutch museum wrote in a statement on Friday. The Kröller-Müller Museum strongly rejects actions that can lead to harm for any object. “
The work was painted in Rome in 1888 and on loan to the Museum in Otterlo. Palazzo Bonaparte was loaned a total of fifty Van Gogh paintings for the exhibition. Van Gogh owns more than thirty drawings and paintings bearing the theme of farmers in his name.
Ultima Generazione (the last generation), the thorn of the Extinction Rebellion, is behind the event. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, activists from this group have previously attached themselves to an artwork by Sandro Botticelli. Activists around the world have drawn attention to the climate crisis in recent months by including world-famous artworks in their work.
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