Culture&Arts

Famous Russian painting of Ivan the awful 'seriously damaged' in pole attack

Famous Russian painting of Ivan the awful 'seriously damaged' in pole attack

The renowned painting "Ivan the Terrible Killing His Son" was attacked by a visitor of Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery and suffered "serious damage".

The canvas, Ivan the awful and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581, was completed by renowned Russian realist Ilya Repin in 1885 and portrays a grief-stricken tsar holding his own son in his arms after dealing him a mortal blow, a historical incident whose veracity some Russian nationalists dispute.

The State Tretyakov gallery in central Moscow where the painting was displayed said a man attacked the canvas just before closing time on Friday evening.

"As a result of the blows the thick glass. was smashed", the gallery said in a statement.

A drunken vandal has badly damaged a famous painting in one of Moscow's most famous museums because he believed the scene to be "historically inaccurate".

"The canvas has been torn in three spots in the central part of the work on the figure of the tsarevich", although fortunately, according to the statement, "the most important part-the depiction of the faces and hands of the tsar and tsarevich-were not damaged".

More news: Puerto Rico hurricane death toll 70 times higher than official government estimate

She stressed that archival letters by Repin prove the painter did not intend for the work to be historical, but rather about "psychological drama".

An unnamed 37-year-old man from the town of Voronezh was arrested by police shortly after the incident.

The gallery refused to remove it and reinforced security around the work.

"I came to look at it (the painting)".

In July 2016, former Orlov governor Vadim Potomsky, one of the proponents of the installation of a new statue of Ivan the bad, said that the tsar's son had not been murdered at all. I drank 100 grams of vodka. "I don't drink vodka and something hit me", the man said.

"I'd heard about this painting a long time ago", Podporin was quoted as telling him. The artist Repin was then still alive and participated in the restoration of his painting. When it was last attacked-a man with a knife slashed it thrice in 1913-the Russian realist restored it himself. Both Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky and President Vladimir Putin have said that Ivan the bad was far from awful and was target of a negative PR campaign by Western powers of his day.


  • Saudis, Kuwait, U.A.E. Plan Saturday Meeting on OPEC

    Saudis, Kuwait, U.A.E. Plan Saturday Meeting on OPEC

    Brent and WTI have respectively fallen by 5.5 percent and 7.5 percent from peaks reached earlier in May. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $66.31 a barrel, down $1.57, or 2.3 per cent.
    Sony Days of Play 2018 Sale Offers Great Discounts On PS4

    Sony Days of Play 2018 Sale Offers Great Discounts On PS4

    As with any promotion it means deals, and this year Sony is offering up not just lower pricing but a limited edition PS4 console. It comes with one matching DualShock 4 wireless controller , which also features gold PlayStation symbols on the touchpad.
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Change Honeymoon Plans Due to Safety Concerns

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Change Honeymoon Plans Due to Safety Concerns

    TMZ says the resort has apparently ordered some "gear and goodies" it doesn't usually carry in advance of the royal newlyweds . TMZ reports the two lovebirds will be heading to Canada for their post-wedding vacation.
  • Manchester United 'table £17.4m bid for Porto's Diogo Dalot'

    The starlet played out of position at left-back as Porto draw 0-0 at Anfield, following the 5-0 thrashing in the first-leg. The 19-year-old is seen as a modern right back who has represented Portugal at Under-17 and Under-20 level.

    Serena Williams makes Comeback! Tennis Star wins Round 1 of French Open

    Williams called this one her "Wakanda" catsuit, referencing the movie "Black Panther", and it said was her catsuit, version 2.0. Also, the suit makes her feel like a superhero.
    LeBron James isn't the only one involved in eight consecutive NBA Finals

    LeBron James isn't the only one involved in eight consecutive NBA Finals

    The Cavaliers turned it around the following season and won their first championship in 2016 beating the Warriors. Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals from Oracle Arena is scheduled to tipoff at 9:00pm ET on Thursday, May 31st.
  • Mohamed Salah aiming for three-week return

    Mohamed Salah aiming for three-week return

    Ramos himself also took to social media to wish Salah a speedy recovery. "Salah is already more animated, much more optimistic".
    Five Things: the next steps for getting the Trans Mountain project done

    Five Things: the next steps for getting the Trans Mountain project done

    In 2007, Kinder Morgan reported to the National Energy Board that it valued the Trans Mountain pipeline system at $550 million. The crown will use the expertise and management of the employees acquired from Kinder Morgan to get the pipeline built.
    Donald Trump: Russia Investigation 'Meddling' with Midterm Elections

    Donald Trump: Russia Investigation 'Meddling' with Midterm Elections

    Ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg candidly pointed out the cycle of conspiracy theories peddled by Trump and the few outlets he likes.
  • At Rally in Nashville, Trump Links Democrats to MS-13

    At Rally in Nashville, Trump Links Democrats to MS-13

    At a campaign rally in Tennessee earlier on Tuesday, Trump said that "in the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall". Trump criticized Bredesen for being backed by national Democrats, including the Senate and House leaders.

    Halsey Slams Ivanka Trump For Tone Deaf Post Amid Missing Immigrant Children

    Trump ended an Obama-era program that protected the Dreamers but it remains in effect due to federal court rulings . During a recent roundtable, he accused migrant children crossing the border of being "not innocent".
    Mega Man 11 - Pre-Order Trailer

    Mega Man 11 - Pre-Order Trailer

    New to the classic series, Mega Man now also takes on characteristics of defeated Robot Masters when wielding their weapons. A variety of difficulty modes makes this the flawless opportunity to experience Mega Man for the first time!