“The Wedding at Cana” returns to Venice

In 1797, Napoleon's army confiscated the masterpiece the “Wedding at Cana” from the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice and took it back to France. Now the painting has returned home - sort of...

A meticulous - but controversial - digital reproduction of the 16th century painting has been re-installed at the church but some find it “devastating and ‘immoral’ if it claims to substitute the original, just like cloning human life.”

The original painting hangs in the Louvre.