Trivia Crack Answer: Bathroom
About Napoleon Bonaparte and the Mona Lisa
The room that Napoleon Bonaparte kept the Mona Lisa was the bathroom. Napoleon came into possession of the painting after it was removed from the Palace of Versailles during the French Revolution. Before it was placed in the Louvre, the famous French art museum, Napoleon kept the Mona Lisa in his Tuileries Palace, where it supposedly was hung in the bathroom. According to art historians, the Mona Lisa took several years to complete, and was probably finished in the early years of the 1500s by Leonardo DaVinci, the same Renaissance artist and polymath who painted “The Last Supper” and “The Vitruvian Man.” Napoleon wasn’t the only person to gain possession of the Mona Lisa over its long history–the Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911 by Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian employee of the Louvre. Peruggia believed that the Mona Lisa should be displayed in Italy, as a piece of Italian heritage and artistic mastery. Peruggia kept the painting in his apartment for two years, waiting for accomplices to sell forgeries of the painting. Peruggia was caught trying to sell the Mona Lisa itself to an art museum in Florence. The Mona Lisa now hangs in Louvre again, protected by bulletproof glass, where it has endured multiple attacks by various art patrons. It has been restored multiple times by Louvre staff.