Paolo Porpora, Flowers, 17th century / fist

On August 24, 2015, a 12-year-old boy damaged this painting while it was on view at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taiwan. Walking past the work, the boy accidentally lost his footing and ended up punching a fist-sized tear through the canvas. Museum officials were confident that the damage was repairable.

Christopher Schreck