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This 18th Century Statue Got Knocked Over By A Brazilian Tourist Who Was Taking A Photo

Meanwhile, this happened in the National Museum of Ancient Art during free-entrance Sunday.

If you are into art and history, visiting a museum is always a pleasant experience. It allows you to enjoy and appreciate the artists and culture from many years ago. It’s pretty much like riding a time machine or something!

Unless, of course, you are too busy taking pictures that you forget to focus on all the beauty surrounding you.

Case in point, a Brazilian tourist accidentally knocked over an 18th century Saint Michael statue while trying to take a photo of something.

This recently happened at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon during their free-entrance Sunday. The tourist was backing off when he unintentionally knocked the sculpture down, shattering it to pieces.

While taking a photo, a Brazilian tourist accidentally knocked over this 18th century sculpture of Saint Michael.

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Nuno Miguel Rodrigues was on the museum when the shocking incident took place. He took a photo of the destroyed sculpture and posted it on Facebook. It immediately went viral. He captioned the heartbreaking image:

“It’s the price to be paid for free entrances on the first Sunday of every month.”

Museum staff assures that the statue can still be restored, although it would take a lengthy process.

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Jose Alberto Seabra Carvalho, deputy director of the museum, said:

“I’ve been working in the museum for many years and cannot recall anything similar happening.”

As of this writing, investigations are being conducted and the identity of the Brazilian tourist is still being kept confidential. Meanwhile, the staff of the museum said that restoration of the smashed sculpture is possible, although it would take a lengthy, difficult process.

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Disney Animator’s Comics Diary About Losing His Wife is Terribly Heartbreaking

Read the captions and try not to cry.

Losing a loved one can be a sad, traumatic experience. People deal with the grief differently and for this man, keeping a ‘doodle diary’ has been most helpful.

A former illustrator for Disney, Gary Andrews’ comics about losing his wife and living life as a single father of two is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. No wonder his work has made an impact to his numerous followers on social media.

In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that Gary began doing his comics-style journal entries back on his 54th birthday. He was happily married at the time and a father of two children.

Unfortunately, something tragic happened. His wife Joy got sick and they initially thought it was nothing but flu. It turned out, however, that it was actually sepsis and it eventually led to her death.

Gary shared:

“From the minute Joy was admitted to hospital, specialists from every department tried to find out what was wrong. They couldn't have done more. It wasn't until the post-mortem that they narrowed it down to sepsis.”

Overwhelmed by his sadness, Gary later turned to his notebook and began pouring his emotions out on paper – by making artworks.

He recalled:

“I was crying so hard it was difficult to focus on the page. I was drawing through tears.

“Joy had been my soulmate for 19 years. She was beautiful, kind, generous and funny. We did everything together. When I lost her, I felt half of me had gone.”

Now his touching comics have captured the hearts of many on the internet.

Scroll down below and see for yourself. Read the captions and try not to cry!

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Artist Creates Satirical Illustrations to Answer What’s Wrong in Today’s Society

These illustrations are downright brutal and honest.

For the common people, art is all about pleasing one’s eyes. But to those who have pledged their selves to it, art is all about the transfer of ideas and thoughts. For decades, Australian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been creating satirical illustrations that highlight reasons why today’s society is far from being perfect.

In fact, Haderer had faced the court thanks to one of his books titled, “The Life of Jesus.” It basically triggered violent reactions in Europe, particularly from the Catholic Church. The story surfaced sometime in 2005 when he was convicted in Greece for badmouthing the country’s religious community. He eventually received a six-month suspended sentence in absentia. A couple of months later, the initial verdict was corrected via an appeal resulting to Haderer’s acquittal.

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Japanese Artist Gives Life Into Rocks By Painting Adorable and Realistic Animals

They seemingly beg to be cuddled. Aww.

Akie Nakata is unlike any other artists in the world. She uses stones and turns them into paintings that feature adorable animals. Interestingly, her works are something that you can hold in the palm of your hand. She is definitely a unique one.

Born in Japan, Akie carefully chooses the natural shapes of each stone she comes across. For her, the best stones are the ones that can perfectly capture their own destined characters. Her love for collecting stones started when she was still a child.

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