A lot of people from abroad have been searching for the news and articles about the Paolo Porpora painting called Flowers, accidentally damaged by a 12 year old boy a few days ago. People from Europe, the USA and even South America (Argentina, Brazil etc) have searched news about this incident. So I guess that the news is out all over the world. Hence, I decided to write one to tell them what Mark, a Taiwanese illustrator, said about the curator of "The Face of Leonardo, Images of a Genius" exhibition Andrea Rossi, in case they didn’t use Google Translate to read Mark’s blog post.
When the accident happened, Andrea Rossi didn't blame the boy for hitting the painting. Instead, he joking told the boy that he was the only Taiwanese person who touched this painting. If the exhibition organiser was only Taiwanese, would the little boy be completely forgiven? What touched my heart is that Andrea Rossi didn't want the media to write about this accident. He was worried that once it became world news, it would be difficult for any museum to consider lending artwork in Taiwan. I was speechless at Andrea Rossi's generosity and forgiveness.