Boy Hits a Painting – level 2
In Taipei, there is an exhibition of artwork by Leonardo da Vinci, and by artists who he influenced. One boy at the exhibition lost his balance and put his hand through a painting. That painting is worth around $1.5 million.
A camera filmed the moment when this happened. You can see that the boy did not do this on purpose. He was probably listening to his teacher and was not looking where he was going.
The exhibition organisers will not charge the boy. They say that the painting can be easily restored. However, this incident can make people think about protecting paintings in the future.
Difficult words: influence (if an artist is influenced by another artists, their work is similar), on purpose (if you do something on purpose, you want to do it), charge (to say that somebody did something bad and make them go to court).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about the accident with the painting?
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