The entrepreneur believes that the sale of the paintings will allow France to overcome the economic crisis after the pandemic.
The head of the French company Fabernovel Stefan Distension invited the authorities of France to think about selling paintings Mona Lisa, which is owned by the Louvre. On Tuesday, May 19, according to the publication Independent.
Distancia believes that the costs of the country to fight the pandemic could cover selling “something valuable, but not critical for the well-being of the nation.” In his opinion, this is the masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci. Distancia is sure that the government will be able to get for the sale of a world masterpiece not less than 50 billion euros.
“Every day we spend billions and billions of euros to fight the coronavirus – like children who throw a pebble at a time. And the end it is still there, which means that the financial crisis is just bottomless. All of these costs could blowback on us – and they need something to compensate,” – said the businessman.
Anticipating criticism, he suggested another way out of the situation, to give the Mona Lisa to other States “rent” in exchange for money. So the Louvre will be able to retain the rights to the picture and to monitor its safety. Distension compared it with the “subscription” museums on the great masterpiece. And even suggested that Leonardo da Vinci would support this idea.
“He’s not only painted but also showed interest to all scientific and technological advances of his time,” says Dilanyan.
Mona Lisa also is known as La Gioconda, was painted between about 1503 and 1505 years. According to one version, the painting depicts Lisa Gherardini, wife of Florentine merchant Francesco del Giocondo.
In the Louvre, the masterpiece of Leonardo kept since 1793.
Previously, scientists said that a priceless painting by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (La Gioconda) is cracked and is currently in a terrible state.