The term vandalism was first used by Bishop Henri Gréroire in connection with looting during the French Revolution. However, objects of art had been damaged and destroyed before and still become victims of destruction. But vandalism may not always be intentional. In this lecture we will focus mainly on the following areas:
- motivation or why someone "attacks" a work of art
- vandalism as a part of art
- known and unknown cases, but also those that are hard to believe ...
- art during the war - destruction and recovery
- ... and let's talk about a few cases that will prove that breaking home dishes is really nothing compared to when your hands "slip" a few hundreds years old vase :)
The lecture is the last of the series "The Other Side of the Art", in which we focused on art forgery, art theft and art trafficking.
Location: Art Books Coffee, Bastova 6 / B, Bratislava
Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2019