French city wants Madonna’s painting – level 3

24-01-2023 07:00

The mayor of Amiens, France, appealed to the singer Madonna to loan the city a painting that she allegedly recently purchased.

In a video appeal, Brigitte Fouré said that the early 19th-century painting is by Jérome-Martin Langlois called Diana and Endymion. It once hung in the local museum and the Louvre lent it to Amiens; however, the painting was lost without trace during World War I.

The mayor clarified she didn’t dispute the singer’s legal acquisition; however, Amiens was a candidate to be the European capital of culture for 2028. On this occasion, she asked Madonna to lend the city her painting, so that the inhabitants could rediscover this work and enjoy it.

Difficult words: without trace (without any evidence where someone or something is), dispute (to argue about something), acquisition (buy or get something).

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