Artwork restoration gone wrong
Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 09:14 AM
The fresco by Elijah Garcia Martinez had been admired in the Sanctuary of Mercy church in the northern city of Zaragoza for 120 years.
But after noticing the fresco had succumbed to damp and much of the paint had peeled from the plaster, the pensioner, in her 80s, embarked on a secret mission to restore 'Ecce Homo' (Behold The Man) to its former glory.
When the artwork was revealed, though, the original depiction of Jesus was unrecognisable.
To make matters worse, the church had secured a sizeable donation from the granddaughter of the artist to professionally restore the fresco only weeks before.
A spokesmen for the church in Zaragoza said: "The value of the original work was not very high but it was more of a sentimental value.
"The lady, who is in her 80s, apparently considers herself to be an artist. She acted without authorisation from anyone.
Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 09:53 AM
Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:01 AM
I know, I had to laugh when I first saw it, but it is serious. What was she thinking or not thinking. It reminds me of the painting in the Mr.Bean movie
Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:14 AM
so in a weird way the new painting makes an interesting point. because either way it isn't the original artists work.
Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:31 PM
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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 02:56 PM
Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 03:05 PM
I think Franklin Sherman from The Critic could do worse...
Take that, Guernica!
Posted Sun Sep 23, 2012 04:57 PM
'Ecce Homo' Restorationist Cecilia Gimenez Allegedly Demands Royalties For 'Beast Jesus' Creation In Spain
if this works im breaking into the louvre to "restore" the mona lisa... im going to give her eyebrows
Posted Sun Sep 23, 2012 05:09 PM