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"vincenzo peruggia" Discussed on This Day in History Class
"Political meddling and economic meltdown, and of course, the global pandemic I'm Rhonda. Tina Dob Louis and we're the hosts of through line. NPR's history podcast from typhoid Mary Force into quarantine for thirty years to conspiracy theories and all American pastime listen to through line on the iheartradio APP or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome to this day in history class where we bring you a new tidbit from history every day. Day Was August twenty first nineteen. Eleven An Italian beef name been Tinto Peruta stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum in Paris. Peruta moved to Paris in Nineteen O eight in one, thousand, nine eleven he worked at the Louvre as a handyman fixing the glass in the displays. Months before he would still the Mona Lisa a French reporter stayed overnight at the Louvre. In a sarcophagus to show how bad surveillance at the museum lies. The Lube did not have the best measures in place to protect the artwork from theft. For instance, many of the paintings were hanging and easy to take off the wall. By many accounts, Peruta? No Stranger to the personnel in the museum. The Louvre on the evening of Sunday. August twentieth nineteen eleven wearing the same white smocks that the loop employees war he went to the gallery that held the Mona Lisa and hid in a closet until the museum closed. Then he took the Mona Lisa out of its frame and walked out with it under his spot on the twenty-first. But PERUTA himself said that he entered the lose on the morning of Monday. August twenty first grabbed the Mona Lisa off the wall when nobody was in the gallery and left with it under his small. Either way he took the painting back to his apartment. The. Theft went unnoticed for a whole day since paintings were often removed for cleaning or for photos. But the day after the theft security guards realized that the artwork was. And reported that theft to the police. Police launched an investigation into the crime. The Mona Lisa's frame was found in a stairwell and the museum announced the deaf to the public. The museum closed for a Week The press jumped on the story which became international news the next two years. Fans of the Mona Lisa and loop visitors express their frustration with the theft of the beloved artwork. Investigators questioned witnesses in stopped cars and pedestrians for searches, but they weren't turning up any leads. The newspaper Paris Journal was. Bored for information about the death and a man named Joseph puree went to its office with a small statue he claimed that he stole from the Lou. He wants worked for the poet Guillaume apollinaire. Called for the Lube to be burns down and had several small statues that were stolen from the Louvre. puree implicated apollinaire and the Mona Lisa theft. But investigators did not think that apollinaire committed the crime alone. So they went after Picasso to who was a friend of apollinaire and bought stolen statues from puree. But after their trial apollinaire and Picasso were let off the hook. The investigation went cold though people continue to speculate on the painting's whereabouts. Some claimed they saw it in Brazil or Japan some said it was in the mansion of Financier J. P. Morgan. But PERUTA had been keeping the Mona Lisa Hidden. He insisted that he just wanted to return it to Italy where it rightfully belonged as Napoleon has stolen it though it was not plundered under Napoleon. Whether or not he was being truthful when he gave the justification for the theft has been up for debate. In nineteen thirteen, he tried to sell the painting using the pseudonym Leonardo Vincenzo. He wrote to an art dealer in Florence named Alfredo Jerry saying he would bring the painting to Italy in exchange for five, hundred, thousand lire. Jerry agreed and Perrugia took the Mona Lisa to Italy. Jerry said that we see gallery would authenticate the painting. But instead of buying the painting Jerry reported Russia to the police. He was arrested on December eleventh in his hotel. Gallery displayed the Mona Lisa for a couple of weeks before it was returned to the Louvre in January of nineteen fourteen. Peruta was convicted of theft in August of nineteen fourteen and sentenced to just over a year in prison though he served less time in that. Art Enthusiast and critics showed renewed interest in the Mona Lisa after its return. I'm Jeffcoat and hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did yesterday. We. Love it. If you left us a comment on twitter instagram or facebook at t the I H C podcast. Thanks for showing up. Me here again tomorrow. For more podcasts from iheartradio visit, the iheartradio. APP, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favorite shows have you ever wondered is, will, Ferrell likes to wear his I voted sticker all even it into the next day or what makes Stephanie rule so passionate about voting. 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"vincenzo peruggia" Discussed on This Day in History Class
"One day at a time with a quick look at what happened today in history. Welcome to the podcast I'm Tracy Wilson and it's August twenty. First, the Haitian Revolution began on a state in seventeen ninety one, Haiti at the time was the Caribbean colony of Sange which was held by France, and it made huge amounts of money for France through the sugar industry. The enslaved population who was working at those sugar plantations was the vast majority of the colony's population. This was true. A lot of places that were relying on Chattel slavery to do their Labor often the enslaved workforce was vastly larger than the enslavers who were living there. Vast majority in the case of Sandino was about thirty thousand white people about twenty four, thousand free people of Color and four, hundred and fifty thousand enslaved Africans and people of African descent. The people who were enslaved on the sugar plantations were doing just grueling work in punishing climate that was also prone to. Tropical Diseases. In terms of enslaved people that conditions were particularly horrifying then the French Revolution started that affected the entire French empire including France's colonies and other parts of the world. And as they heard about what was happening in the French Revolution the free people of Color in Santa. Manage. Started demanding full citizenship rights. The free people of Color definitely had a lot more rights than the enslaved people. Some of them also enslaved people themselves, but they didn't have the same rights as the white population some but definitely, not all of demands white citizens were. Also thinking about making some kind of move for independence from France. So there was a lot going on and a rebellion by the free people of color in seventeen ninety was really quickly put down then in August of seventeen, ninety one, the uprising started among the enslaved people and it was really violent. The most well known leaders of this uprising were Jacques. Selene and Francois. To Sir who would later take the name Toussaint L'Ouverture these two were really good at organizing and its strategy and by seventeen ninety three, the enslaved people had taken over a portion of the colony. France was really on its way to defeat at this point in the colony, but it was also at war with Spain and Britain, and so this blossomed into an international conflict with other nations seeing the chance to possibly claim send demand or their own and with the enslaved people seeing opportunities to work with some of these other countries to fight back against France and France, gave the more affluent. Freeman of color full citizenship rights basically because they were backed into a corner and France abolished slavery in its colonies in seventeen ninety four. This meant that they enslaved people who've been working with France's enemies then switched sides because there's enemies had not yet abolished slavery eventually to sow lower tour named himself governor general for life and eighteen o one although he did die in France eighteen thirty three. After being captured and imprisoned all in all this revolution went on from seventeen ninety, one to eighteen o four, and in the end, the colony gained independence from France declared independence on January first eighteen, O four and was renamed. Hedi it became the first country to be founded by formerly enslaved people although life in Haiti did continue to be really difficult since nearly its whole population had been enslaved. For All of this time, and it had no opportunity to build their own wealth. The legacy of slavery also continues to affect life and culture in the economy of Haiti all the way up until today the effect of this revolution on the United States was also huge as was the case before the uprising, the enslaved population of the American south in most places greatly outnumber the enslaving. White population. And a lot of places people had already been really scared of slave. And the fact that this had happened in Haiti and it had been successful main people even more terrified simultaneously there were others than the nation who were just ready to start trading with this newly independent nation. But the people who were terrified of this whole situation wound up becoming even more strict and harsh and draconian, and how they treated their slave population in the hope of preventing this kind of thing from happening in the United States. You can learn more about all this in the January twenty seventh twenty, ten episode of stuff you missed in history class and thanks to Tari. Here's some for audio work. On this show, you can subscribe to this day in history class, apple podcasts, Google podcasts, and wherever you get your podcasts. Tomorrow tune in for a set of rules governing warfare. Did you know GEICO's now offering an extra fifteen percent credit on car and motorcycle policies. That's fifteen percent on top of what Geico could already save you. So what are you waiting for your teenager to help around the house? Okay. Mom Empty The dishwasher vacuum basement and folded the sheets out of the dryer what Oh and next I'm GonNa Clean Litterbox we in some kind of prank show or something that's a camera isn't it? There's never been a better time to.
"vincenzo peruggia" Discussed on Absurd Hypotheticals
"Platform to complain but some just real stupid happened in my kitchen today. You complain very often on this pocket. You frequently yeah complain a lot. Yeah I don't try to do it. Those thing it just happens. Actually we actually complain about it sometimes. Ironically so today when I came home I was very dark and it turns out what happened. Was that someone turned off the light mystery solved. We have a ceiling fan in our kitchen and Sarah pulled the middle string for the light and it may be the first side of the strings in pull because it immediately came out of the middle. Oh no no drawstring anymore. Not even like part of one. The whole string has come out and the problem is it's off. It's in the off position so not the coin up not only gonNA switch it. It's also always off so basically it's like all the lights are broken. Well then and I've already taken it apart one time to look inside and try to fiddle with the mechanism and I got close. I swear I got close to fixing it but I have not and it opened up again and then rewired it. I guess I don't even know if I know. The breakers are in my apartment. Or if I have that I can shut off my kitchen with. It's going to be an adventure electrical engineer right well. Okay that doesn't know if breakers that he can get to. I'd imagine you do though electric stuff I actually had to go our breakers. Throw you this week because you know. I continue to have heat issues in my apartment. So Milan lady brought over a couple of electric heaters. Just for like when the heat and goes out today in fact and I found out that I cannot run the heater and our microwave at the same time so no. That is a fun fact. Yeah one of the other only one thing can be hot me or my actually I did I take. I did solve my My problem a little bit so actually went to the lamp in my living room on those Kia Stan lamps And so I basically I took that lamp and then unplugged it. So that would be you know. Be Safe and then brought into my kitchen and just turned it on in there to fix my fan so clearly electrical engineer which is really. GonNa make this next thing that we're doing pretty difficult for me personally because our question this week is. How would you steal the Mona Lisa? We did this. Wants with the Declaration of independence do do you remember which one of us had like the best The best plan objectively mine mine was asleep over at thank make trash or treasure three which is actually happening now so wait a follow up. He's the only one that followed out. I think mine involved the president involved with President. I think I think it involve them like declared a national emergency. So Oh yeah. I was going to impersonate. The mayor declared a national emergency. Was My plan. That wasn't a good plan. A helicopter involved definitely a helicopter involved. I don't remember why I think Michael Bay was directing my answer. All right so how. How would you feel so first of all? We are not the first one. We're GONNA STEAL IT Vincenzo Peruggia. If I pronounced that correctly if I didn't it's not getting any better so strapping. He's already practiced before the show. I asked you guys if that was pronouncing correctly. And you agreed with me which I realized. It's not a very good measurable that I I would say that more than agree. We said sure which isn't really full agreement anyhow. We're going back in time. Back to nineteen eleven. So that was when he committed his good good crime so rather than reinvent the wheel. Let's see if we can just do what he did. So first of all Vincenzo picked his. He picked time. Well he can be in time so the loof were the Mona. Lisa's typically is blade was closed for the day because they're taking pictures of all the artwork. This was a bit of a process in nine hundred eleven because the cameras didn't really work well indoors so to take pictures of all the they were bringing them up to the rooftop for the lighting was better to take pictures of them so they closed the whole museums. They just like take the pictures off the wall. Bring them up to the roof take pictures of them and bring them back so they they're doing this process. I mean I don't look back. Bamboo isn't the roof. Just Glass Bang. So there's a glass pyramid. I think in the courtyard and yeah okay. So maybe it'll different. Nineteen eleven a whole bunch of renovations. I wouldn't be surprised if the Glass Pyramid was not there yet. That seems like a more recent. I don't know why would assume that. But I just feel like. That's not had an like the early twentieth century. They had glass back then. Okay but okay fine. Yeah alright points so so. Let's see how one of the most famous so he dressed up in the white smock that the museum creator typically warlike Puffy very thin February white thing. So you don't get. I don't know armpit dust on the museum on them. You very important to avoid that. Yeah I don't know exactly why you would need that. It's not like it's like. The paintings are hazardous but they wear them so he dressed up in that white smock. And because there's all these ITO construction people. And all these museum curator's all around he peaceably walked in the side door so he was in but now what well what happened. Next was that Vincenzo walked up to the painting on the wall. Took it off. The hooks walked out a back. Staircase theft complete. It was know non-christian Damn no questions no further planning no further anything so you may be thinking. Wow with the plan that shitty. He got caught right away right. No in fact the theft remained undetected for twenty eight hours It's worth noting here. That the part of the reason this was not detected for so long is that while the painting was famous enough to be in a museum. It wasn't like it is today where it's like. The Mona Lisa is the famous painting. It wasn't even like the most popular painting in its own gallery. Never mind the museum and it was actually the theft itself that brought it into the mainstream like it was the excitement around this theft. This very clearly well planned out. Sapphires elaborate lab heist that brought into the mainstream so those should be getting royalties. Yes so twenty. Eight hours went by and even that was kind of lucky on their part because the the reason anyone even notice it in the first place was that there was a still life artist. Who In this time was Painting that gallery and he was complaining that he couldn't continue his painting until they brought the Mona Lisa back from the rooftop in his photographs and then they went to the rooftop guys like hey. Can we get the Mona Lisa back? Or how long is it going to be? And they're like we don't have it like Austin gone. I like the idea that that guy's painting the gallery. And they use the painting to catch the guy because he painted him in the corner. Yeah so yes the suit. After that the the the police tracked down to his apartment where the began to question him and then the meal except his album. He had been working somewhere else that day. I was working somewhere else. The police okay. No problem earlier the cops except I wasn't there as an alibi. Exactly I was working somewhere else. Okay by after that Vincenzo. Kept the painting hidden trunk in his apartment for two years before trying to return it to Italy so his whole motivation for the theft in the first place was like man. France has the Mona Lisa Painting. Which has done by Leonardo Vinci Italian artist? I think it should be in Italy. He was gonna be the only person on this God damn crusade but he committed And so when he brought it back to Italy he tried to return it to an Italian Museum. And the museum onery tried to turn into. Just turn them in so I don't think we can just copy what he did. That one's not gonNa work because now there's a lot more than a couple of folks on the wall holding onto the Mona Lisa. You know it's behind a bulletproof plexiglass and constant security. There's like this little wooden barrier around it so like you can't even get that close you know without like someone starting to question like what you're doing there and some sources and source. I mean random articles that run the internet and didn't really fact check say there's even a secret door from what security guards can appear if they see something suspicious on security cameras. So maybe there's a secret door regards can pop out of. I don't know I'd like to. That's true in all locations. I imagine that's true personally right so I think we talked about this in the past but these high end up being a bit tricky to plant because it turns out they don't really readily hand out all the details and nuances of the security system protecting the most famous painting in the world for Sunday. So I'm kind of taking a page out of intensive book and I think it's a good idea to start with like. Hey when's museum not on? Its regular game and the painting might be more exposed than it's like high tech. You know pressure sensitive. Bulletproof glass you know can't get near it security and so. My first thought was kind of Nabet in transit and for me I started with the problem. Is They actually just moved the painting like a few months back? 'cause they renovated the gallery that was in. They like a little bit and put it back but that was like a few ago so and it had been like a decade and a half prior to that so. I'm not really going to wait around for them to move it again because then I'm GonNa have to might plan going to be quite a while into the future. Plus what what my plan for what to do once it was transiting was. I found a kind of funny what they would do. They do sometimes do practice. Runs for For paintings in museums when they move them around the museum so like the little cut out a piece of plywood in the shape and about approximate weight of the painting. And then Kinda do the route to where it's going to make sure it can get around corners and that they're used to carrying it and all that and so I want you to some kind of magic trick to swap the plywood fake with the real painting but despite quite a bit could not find out how to make something that particular size disappear so if you look if you google like making stuff disappear for Magic. It's all sleight of hand. It's like car cards and pens and coins and all that and then I was like okay. How do I make big things disappear and the only thing that comes up is when David Copperfield? The Statue of Liberty Disappear in New York City on a big show of his. So then what if you go box disappear and it was all about making stuff disappear inboxes? Eventually I'm not waiting a decade. I'm not dealing. I can't find how to do magic trick either because apparently that information is also not readily available online so I was looking for another scenario where the painting might be more exposed and I have what I'm GonNa call now my real plan so blue is art museum which means they're basically down to clown with whatever ridiculous thing people come up with and I have found the perfect nonsense to stage a heist absolute perfect nonsense so busy schefter run back what they did back in October of two thousand nine where the Lou hosted event titled Babysitting Petite Louis which was created by Robyn. Orlin so this event is an after hours live actor performance. That's effectively the weird French version of night at the museum and its performed by cast of three dancers a singer and actor and eight of the museums. Real life security guards some of the performance as part of this Explain how Buckwald US over forms include a lost white South African in Eiffel Tower boxer shorts in an I love Paris t-shirt a black singer dressed in a body gold parody of Louis the fourteenth corley outfits and a headless ghost in a black suit and masquerades. This is things are going to encounter on this on this a babysitting petite Louis tour says like like an immersive experience type thing in the museum right so it kind of starts off the the guards kind of leading you through the museum and they do kind you ninety museum esque things I think. There's like leftover tourists and things that are like some of these key actors. I didn't get a lot of Info on it because most of the stuff of about this event is in French. Google translate does help actually surprisingly good on some of them some of them. It was less helpful. But let's focus on the guard's involvement so so the guards are the ones that lead the group around which is not ideal for us our scenario but they're also part of the show they make jokes. They take part in some dance scenes and apparently also project short art films about themselves onto the pedestals of statues which I don't know what that's going to be like the short art film about me. The Security Guard looks at them personally or just like them as serious guards in a whole I have so many questions not the least of which is the whole thing that the petite Louis himself the titular character of this narrative apparently is a statue of the sun. King that cries like a baby until the guards go and comet down. That's apparently the payoff of this of this tour. Where did you say this again at the loop actually do this happily? They just after a one time thing or they not realize but a bad idea. This was a one time okay. Okay but I haven't even gotten to the best part about why. This is so perfect for our plan. I quote from Circle. I read the show culminates in a delirious.
"vincenzo peruggia" Discussed on This Day in History Class
"From fireworks on the fourth of july two long holiday weekends away. There's plenty to look forward to during the summer but why way to celebrate new deliciously spreadable kana cheese singles is giving you a reason to celebrate every single day with their single best. Stay sweepstakes visit create with cacani dot com for your chance wants to win fifty dollars daily prizes and a grand prize of one thousand dollars plus get tips and inspiration to help make every single day the best day ever this day in history. Class is a production of iheartradio. Welcome to this day in history class where we bring you a new tidbit it from history every day. Today is august twenty first twenty nineteen. The day was august twenty first nineteen eleven and italian beef named been tins. Oh oh peruta stole the mona lisa from the louvre museum in paris. Peruta moved to paris in nineteen eight in nineteen eleven. He worked at the louvre as a handyman fixing the glass in the displays months before he would still the mona lisa. A french reporter stayed overnight at the louvre move in a sarcophagus to show how surveillance at the museum's lies the move did not have the best measures in place to protect the artwork from theft for instance stints. Many of the paintings were hanging and easy to take off the wall by many accounts peruta. No stranger to the personnel in the museum entered entered the lube on the evening of sunday august twentieth nineteen eleven wearing the same white smocks duluth employee's war he went to the gallery that held the mona lisa and hid in a closet until the museum closed then he took the mona lisa out of its frame and walked out with it under his smart mark on the twenty-first but peruta himself said that he entered the lose on the morning of monday august twenty first grabbed the mona lisa off the wall when nobody was in the gallery and left with it under his smock either way. He took the painting back to his apartment. The theft went unnoticed for a whole day since paintings were often removed for cleaning or for photos but the day after the best security guards realized that the artwork was missing and reported to the police. Police launched an investigation into the crime. The mona lisa's frame was found in a stairwell. Yeah well and the museum announced the death to the public. The museum closed for a week. The press jumped on the story which became international news <music> over the next two years fans of the mona lisa and lube visitors express their frustration with of the beloved artwork investigators investigators questioned witnesses in stopped cars and pedestrians for searches but they weren't turning up any leads the newspaper of peres journal. No was offering a reward for information about the theft and a man named joseph. Jerry puree went to its office with a small statue. He claimed that he you stole from the lou. He once worked for the poet. Guillaume apollinaire who had once called for the two burns down and had several small statues. I choose that were stolen from the loof. Puree implicated apollinaire in the mona lisa theft but investigators did not think that apollinaire committed committed the crime alone so they went after picasso to who was a friend of apollinaire as an had bought stolen statues from puree but after their trial apollinaire and picasso were let off the hook the investigation went cold though people continued to speculate on the painting's whereabouts some claim they saw it in brazil or japan some said it was in the mansion of financier j. p. morgan but borussia <hes> had been keeping the mona lisa hidden. He insisted that he just wanted to return it to italy where it rightfully belonged as napoleon has stolen colin it though it was not plundered under napoleon whether or not he was being truthful when he gave his justification for the theft has been up for debate eight in nineteen thirteen he tried to sell the painting using the pseudonym leonardo vincenzo he wrote to an art dealer in florence named alfreido jerry saying he would bring the painting to italy in exchange for five hundred thousand lire jerry agreed and perrugia took the mona lisa said to italy jerry that we see gallery would authenticate the painting but instead of buying the painting jerry reported for russia to to the police. He was arrested on december eleventh in his hotel the u._p._c. gallery display the mona lisa for a couple of weeks before it was returns to the louvre in january of nineteen fourteen peruta was convicted of theft in august of nineteen fourteen and sentenced to just over over a year in prison though he served less time in that art enthusiast and critics showed renewed interest in the mona lisa after its return turn. I'm jeff coat and hopefully you know a little more about history today than you did. Yesterday we love it if you left us a comment on twitter instagram or facebook at t the i h c podcast thanks for showing up. We'll meet here again again tomorrow. For more podcasts from iheartradio visit the iheartradio app apple podcasts or airy listen to your favorite shows and we're back at the ron burgundy podcast season two baby the pressure team win. Do i brush my teeth when everyone else does on holidays and sometimes i forget i'm not perfect. This is smell of your breath back. 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"vincenzo peruggia" Discussed on No Such Thing As A Fish
"Discover magazine headline was wolves Mona Lisa smile, cools, by Bell's palsy or punched in the face. The owns her is neither. But yeah, there's been bills Posey where the facial nerve is undergoing to generation. So it looks limp or someone thinks this is an academic study that was done that says the close ups shares a scar suggesting the application of blunt force. And also there are changes in the Perry, you'll area that occur when the, an teary-eyed teeth lost and a scar on Hello suggests that teeth, pissed her face. So what you're looking at someone who's been in a huge fight. Big. I think we might have set befall wasn't all that popular until it got stolen, right? And then it goes stolen. There was a big cause celebre, and they became really famous after that when it was stolen from the Leuven nine hundred eleven the number of physicists to the gallery, actually rose and people just went to look at the blank space in the wall where it had been, and it was the first time anyone ever had to queue to get into the Lou and that year nine hundred eleven was record year for the gallery an old because people just wanted to see where it used to be. Not mazing again from themselves. Kind of what stolen from by themselves from themselves because it was a guy who was working full, the Louvre, who stole it, so that had been threatening letter the year before I don't know what it said, I'm going to still you paintings or something. But. Louvre officials then hired a glazed firm to put dozens of the paintings, underclass, and one of the people working for the glazes firm, Vincent, Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian man. He was annoyed because French, the French always insulted him. They caught him things like macaroni eater. And I know other slamming insults. And he stole it he walked out with his under his. He thought that the painting of been stolen from Italy didn't hate. Yes. That's why he thought he wanted to bring it back to his own his own Lund on. There is a theory that during the two years that he had a he made a copy of it. And then he gave back the copy to the Loof, and then he's still got the original someone who still has a hundred. There was another theory that I think this has been discounted at this point. But he was he was asked to steal it by someone else who plans to make a lot of money off it, and they made six copies, which they shipped around the world, so shift at a time when it would have been would not have been suspicious and he never wanted the actual Mona Lisa. What he wanted was for it to go missing so that he could then sell to private buyers. These six would never admit to owning it. And, and that's the plot of the most highly rated doctor who episode of all time city of death. Yeah. People have been obsessed for a long time. Even though it generates publicity, the nine hundred eleven thing in Polian for instance was enough with the painting and almost from the moment was painted Davinci knew it was a big deal. He spent something ridiculous fifteen years, working on it off is death is massively critiqued, and then in eighteen hundred Napoleon took it and hung on his bedroom wall for a few years, which I find very with the idea that he was looking at it for a few years, leave the he dated a woman, an Italian woman cooled Tereza. Good une-, who was a descendant of the real life. Mona lisa. Much ING someone taking you back to that place. They tell you to every and you'll great, great, great great, great grandmothers..
"vincenzo peruggia" Discussed on Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin
"See what made a difference for me, and my small business Margaret Talbot in a great article in the New Yorker, chronicles, Chroma phobia, the fear that historically some people have had of. Paint of color and the history of why we think that Greek and Roman sculptures, the ones that are coming to mind when you think of Greek and Roman sculptures should be white because they weren't white. They were painted. And yet we think they should be white. She quotes art historian Fabio Barry, who's now at Stanford who's complaining that a recreation of some sculptures that he saw of the emperor Augustus at the Vatican museum, quote, look like a cross dresser trying to hail a taxi. But it's not just recently that people have spoken up because it turns out it's not just recently that colored statues have been turning up for over a hundred years experts in the art world have known that marble sculptures from Greek in Rome were painted and yet despite. Fight all the evidence. Mostly they're displayed in their original, white one reason is that when you look at these painted sculptures, and you can see some pictures at akimbo dot link. If you click the show notes is that they look wrong. Not only do they look wrong in the sense that they don't match what we think they should look like, but they're sorta ugly sorta amateurish they rub people the wrong way. How did we get here? And what should we do about it? I a little bit of a note about the regular kind when it comes to art. Think for second. I'll wait name the most famous painting in the world. He got it. Everyone says the same thing the Mona Lisa, but as recently as one hundred and fifty years ago, the Mona Lisa was generally unheard of. It wasn't a famous painting. It certainly wasn't considered the best painting in the world. So what happened? What happened is a great story in one thousand nine eleven and artist went to the Liuw to look at one of his favourite paintings at instead of seeing the Mona Lisa all he saw was an empty wall. He went to one of the guards and asked where's the Mona Lisa the guards that I think it's being photographed while not content with that answer after a few hours, the artist went to the head of the guards only to discover that the painting had been stolen they closed the Louvre for a week trying to find it. They arrested a number of suspects including Pablo Picasso, but it wasn't him. It turns out it was an employee of the Louvre a guy named Vincenzo Peruggia. And he a proud Italian felt like the painting didn't belong in a French museum. And he walked in during the day and in broad daylight hid in a closet. He waited. It until the museum was closed. Then he snuck out grabbed the painting off the wall hid it under his coat and walked out of the museum and for two years, he hung it in his living room. But that's not answering the question. It's just to see trivia, he hung it in his living room. And no one knew it was there was a rumor that someone had hired forgers to paint six variations of the Mona Lisa. So they could be sold privately as the real thing. But mostly because it was such a juicy story. It was on the front page of newspapers around the world. And in the early nineteen hundreds many newspapers were actually in color. So here was this painting on the front page of newspapers around the world over and over again for years, and then just as it started to fade Vincenzo lost patients. So he went. To the people who ran new Fizi in Florence and offered to sell them. The Mona Lisa. Day demured had him arrested. But that didn't keep them from hanging it in the few T for a few weeks before they sent it back to the Liuw. The thief only spent six months in an Italian prison, and then he was freed even more juice..