Skip to comments.Elderly woman destroys 19th-century fresco with DIY restoration
Posted on 08/22/2012 9:48:26 AM PDT by beaversmomEdited on 08/22/2012 11:20:23 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Three separate photographs of “Ecce Homo” by painter Elias Garcia Martinez show extensive damage caused by an elderly woman who decided the masterpiece needed a little refurbishment.
But in a time of austerity, rather than calling in a professional to complete the job, the unnamed woman attempted to restore the mural herself – at a devastating cost.
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That’s Jerry Garcia.
At least he’s smiling in the last one. :-)
was this her property?
I know the woman meant well, but that is just..ruined. I wonder if there’s anyway the damage can be undone?
lol. Why in the world would he be smiling? So the whole world will smile with him?
Nice work, Granma.
Spoken like a real scumbag liberal!
“So the whole world will smile with him?”
Well, didn’t he want to buy the world a Coke? Jerry, I mean.
I’m assuming this is satire. Either that or it was malice. Or the lady is insane, literally. Seriously. Look at it.
"Mr. Bean revisited."
"The mouth looks like my blow up doll."
"Picasso is my hero", she said.
I guess because I’m an art lover, especially old art, I just can’t find any humor in this. I always hate when old art is destroyed. And I don’t think this can be restored. I can’t imagine the horror the granddaughter of the artist felt. Yeah, the end product is pretty funny looking, but it’s like laughing when someone drops a fine piece of old china. Not really funny since it can never be replaced. But I know lots of people would say, hey it’s just stuff. I sort of wish I could feel that way, maybe it’s a healthier attitude.
Just because you’re currently being nailed to a cross doesn’t mean you gotta be all gloomy about it. Hang in there, baby!
Picture 1. Pre Obama economy
Picture 2. Economy when Obama takes office
Picture 3. Obama economy 4 years later. A complete transformation, EPIC FAIL.
Professionals I am sure can repaint the piece, but its going to be costly. At this point its basically going to be a replication when its done.
My 6 year old said, “It kind of looks like it. She tried her best.”
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