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Woman Who Ruined Fresco Of Jesus Now Wants To Be Paid
NPR ^ | September 20, 2012 | by Mark Memmott

Posted on 09/20/2012 10:37:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

Cecilia Giménez, the Spanish woman who really messed up when she tried to restore a 19th-century fresco of Jesus, now wants a piece of the action from the 2,000 or so euros ($2,600) her church has collected from tourists coming to see the ruined artwork.

Spain's El Correo reports, according to Gawker's translation, that the 80+-year-old Giménez has hired lawyers to make her case. A court battle is expected. Ars Technica says the church has also lawyered up.

As Eyder wrote last month, by the time Giménez was done with her attempt at restoration, the image was being likened to a werewolf. But news reports in recent weeks also showed that her work has some fans — such as the online Beast-Jesus Restoration Society — and that it is drawing tourists to the Santuario de Misericordia church in Borja.

So now, it appears, we're at the stage of the story where the inevitable legal actions begin.

ONLINE POLL (at the NPR site) Which raises a question: Do you think Cecilia Giménez should get a share of the donations given to her church by those coming to see the fresco she ruined?


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; History; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: art; fresco; history

1 posted on 09/20/2012 10:37:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

This obnoxious woman should just be grateful that she isn’t getting sued.


2 posted on 09/20/2012 10:39:46 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Daffynition

3 posted on 09/20/2012 10:40:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: JoeProBono

4 posted on 09/20/2012 10:41:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

The church should countersue with a request for a directed verdict that they can condemn her eternal soul to hell.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 10:41:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Slings and Arrows

6 posted on 09/20/2012 10:42:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Revolting cat!

7 posted on 09/20/2012 10:44:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

question: who owns it? her or the church?


8 posted on 09/20/2012 10:46:47 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: a fool in paradise

9 posted on 09/20/2012 10:49:27 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: a fool in paradise

10 posted on 09/20/2012 10:49:43 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Well we have a President that ruined a country and many want to re-elect him..
And those that DON’T want to elect the inventor of Massachusetts medical socialism instead..

Even the brightest author could not think this up..
America has entered the “CARTOON AGE”...

Whats legal is whatever the Attorney General says it is..
Color-coded Justice.. if there is any justice at all..

America has become ToonTown in a Sodom kind of way...
Even Roger Rabbit would be a better President..


11 posted on 09/20/2012 10:49:55 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: a fool in paradise

Mr. Bean......Whistlers Mother... Nuff said. :)


12 posted on 09/20/2012 10:50:17 AM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: a fool in paradise

mrs. Bean?

13 posted on 09/20/2012 10:50:55 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: evets; a fool in paradise

14 posted on 09/20/2012 10:53:00 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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15 posted on 09/20/2012 10:53:52 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Sporke

16 posted on 09/20/2012 10:54:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: a fool in paradise

This was obviously a rather important piece of art. Did that church NOT ask to see examples of her work?

Imagine if she’d done this to an image of Moe Hammed. She’d have body parts missing by now.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 10:55:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: ScottinVA
Well they never actually asked her to do anything.

She said "The priest could see what I was doing and made no attempt to stop me"

18 posted on 09/20/2012 11:02:48 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Daffynition; Salamander
It's a Dan Lacey "Pancake" Painting.



(Except the pancake slipped of the head and it now ~is~ the face.)


19 posted on 09/20/2012 11:09:56 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Daffynition

lol, you’re on a roll, Daffynition!


20 posted on 09/20/2012 11:14:13 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: shibumi
a VanPancake?


21 posted on 09/20/2012 11:17:13 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: a fool in paradise


22 posted on 09/20/2012 11:36:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise

My 3-year-old granddaughter could’ve done a better rendition than that. It’s so horrendously bad it’d be comical were it not for the subject image.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 11:37:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Daffynition
Mr. Bean... ROTFL!

Seriously, though... it absolutely breaks my heart what that idiot woman did to that beautiful fresco.

24 posted on 09/20/2012 11:38:20 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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25 posted on 09/20/2012 11:40:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: CJ Wolf

Kilroy was here.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 11:46:03 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: a fool in paradise

27 posted on 09/20/2012 11:46:25 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: JoeProBono

Is that Bruce Jenner?


28 posted on 09/20/2012 11:47:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: nutmeg
I've read bits and pieces of this matter since the stories first started coming out. I've read alternate accounts referring to the image as a "freso" and as an "oil painting."

Buon fresco does not flake like the photo of the decaying image. In buon fresco, the pigments (usually in an aqueous binder) are mixed with the wet plaster and effectively become part of the wall...true fresco deteriorates only when the whole wall surface crumbles, and indeed, there are any number of frescoes still around from the Roman era.

Secco fresco is done by painting onto already dried plaster, and is far more likely to exhibit the type of flaking shown in this image. While it has nowhere near the permanence as buon, a secco fresco should be far easier to restore.

As I've written on another thread, depending on the type of media this lady used, this should be a (relatively) easy restoration to perform. Given the international exposure this has received, I'm confident there is some aspiring intern or apprentice at the Prado who is perfectly capable of making his or her bones in the restoration community by cleaning up this mess, and would probably be willing to do so for the cost of materials and possibly room and board, given the jump start it would give their career.

29 posted on 09/20/2012 11:55:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: shibumi

30 posted on 09/20/2012 12:01:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

What is Christina de Kirchner doing on this thread?


31 posted on 09/20/2012 12:29:14 PM PDT by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Lol, this thread is hilarious! The touch up work is not. How can something like that happen? Has this woman no shame? She should be thoroughly embarrassed.


32 posted on 09/20/2012 12:37:20 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Daffynition

I can honestly say that this thread, and the pics on it, had tears shooting from my eyes and I almost choked from laughing so hard. :-D


33 posted on 09/20/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: JoeProBono; Daffynition

Next thing you know, she’ll want an NEA grant.


34 posted on 09/20/2012 8:15:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise
What do we do when Lady Gaga uses the theme as a costume?

Here she is recently pissing off the Muslims....


35 posted on 09/20/2012 8:28:01 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: a fool in paradise

...and PETA.


36 posted on 09/20/2012 8:29:12 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: a fool in paradise

She should be in jail.
Is there any way it can be restored?


37 posted on 09/20/2012 8:31:25 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Joe 6-pack
As I've written on another thread, depending on the type of media this lady used, this should be a (relatively) easy restoration to perform. Given the international exposure this has received, I'm confident there is some aspiring intern or apprentice at the Prado who is perfectly capable of making his or her bones in the restoration community by cleaning up this mess, and would probably be willing to do so for the cost of materials and possibly room and board, given the jump start it would give their career.

The first I have heard of this. I hope that this can be done.

38 posted on 09/20/2012 8:35:58 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: a fool in paradise

Honestly it looks like Mr. Bean did it. I didn’t believe this was real the first time I read about it.


39 posted on 09/20/2012 9:59:20 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks a fool in paradise. This is amazing, and it makes me laugh. What a wacko.


40 posted on 09/22/2012 8:15:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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