Thursday, August 23, 2012

jesus botched

Cecilia Giménez, 81, thought she was doing a good thing. A 19th century fresco by painter Elias Garcia Martinez had slowly been battered by time. The masterpiece portrait of Jesus had faded. His tunic was splashed by bare wall and half his face had gone missing.
Giménez, a member of the church where the fresco was located, took it upon herself to restore it to its former glory. Except, well, her artistic skills weren't up to the task.
The pictures tell the story, here, so we'll just show you.

On the left is what Ecce Homo should look like; in the middle is what it looked like at the church and to the right is what it looked like after Giménez was done with it.

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