MOSCOW – One of Russia's most famous paintings depicting Tsar Ivan the Terrible weighing his dying son was heavily damaged in a Moscow gallery after a man drunk vodka and attacked with a metal bar. 19659002] The canvas of 1885 "Ivan the Terrible and his son Ivan on November 16, 1581" of the Russian realist Ilya Repin shows a mourning Ivan holding his son after a fatal blow, an event whose truth is a little bit of Russian strife over nationalists
The Tretyakov gallery in the center of Moscow said a man attacked the screen just before the close of business on Friday. He'd managed to get past a group of gallery owners, said the gallery, picking up one of the metal security posts to keep the audience away from the painting, and slapped his protective glass cover several times.
The thick glass "was smashed," the gallery said in a statement. "The painting has been seriously damaged and the canvas has been pierced in three places."
The frame was also badly damaged, the gallery said, adding "by a stroke of luck" the most precious elements of the painting ̵
The police arrested a 37-year-old suspect for damaging a cultural artifact. The Russian news agency Tass said that the man from the city of Voronezh, about 300 miles from Moscow, had attacked the painting because he said he thought it was historically inaccurate.
The suspect had drunk about 3.5 ounces of vodka in the gallery. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…=view&id=167 In a video released by the Ministry of the Interior, the Man, whose name was not disclosed, admitted that he had admitted the assassination and said that he had seen the photo of the film. Seriousness of his crime
"I came to look at the painting," he told the police. "I wanted to go, but then I fell into the buffet and drank 100 grams of vodka, I do not drink vodka and I'm overwhelmed by something."
Russian nationalists who object to the painting and deny its accuracy have demanded that the Gallery removed it from the exhibition, what the Tretyakov does not want to do.
Russia has attempted to improve the public opinion of the Tsar, including by a very popular exhibition in 2015 near the Kremlin, whose theme freely translated as Ivan the Terrible should really be considered as Ivan's not so bad become. Last year, President Vladimir V. is said to have defended Putin Ivan.
ItFriday was not the first time that the canvas was attacked. In 1913 Abram Balashov smashed three times with a knife, Tass said. The creator of the painting has restored it himself.