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Jesus Painting Restoration Goes Wrong: Well-Intentioned Old Lady Destroys 100 Year Old Fresco

A painting of Jesus Christ that hung on the walls of the Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Spain was in desperate need of a touch up. So an elderly parishioner decided to do everyone a favor and restore the fresco herself. Well, it didn’t turn out well. The woman, in her 80s, completely destroyed the painting. The BBC [...] Jesus Painting Restoration Goes Wrong: Well-Intentioned Old Lady Destro
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Parishioner Carries Out 'Worst Restoration Ever'

News / International Affairs : World from Newser (2 years ago)

A well-meaning elderly parishioner in Spain who decided to restore a painting in her local church turned a prized fresco of Jesus into what the BBC's correspondent describes as a "crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitti... Read Post

Fresco restored

Odd : Boing Boing (2 years ago)

An elderly woman in Spain has "stunned Spanish cultural officials" after setting out to restore a prized fresco at te Sanctuary of Mercy Church near Zaragoza. I have to admit, it's pretty good! But something's missing. There we go. ... Read Post

Spanish woman botches ‘Ecce Homo’ painting in an attempt to restore it

News : BlogPost (2 years ago)

What started as an octogenarian's attempt to restore an old church painting in Spain has turned into an uproar over vandalism. Cecilia Gimenez, an elderly parishioner, has claimed responsibility for painting over a century-old devot... Read Post

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