Vasily Vereshchagin “Holy Family” and “Resurrection” / acid 
 (In 1880, an exhibit of the Russian painter’s work in Vienna drew opposition from the Catholic Church. The controversy culminated in a monk splashing acid on the paintings, destroying them as a result. Photographs of neither work are currently available.)

Vasily Vereshchagin “Holy Family” and “Resurrection” / acid

(In 1880, an exhibit of the Russian painter’s work in Vienna drew opposition from the Catholic Church. The controversy culminated in a monk splashing acid on the paintings, destroying them as a result. Photographs of neither work are currently available.)

Christopher Schreck