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    Woman destroys 19th century fresco

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/a...storation.html

    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.
    The article includes pictures of before and after. Ugh!

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    While Martinez's work was not considered especially valuable, the BBC reports that the painter's granddaughter had just donated a sum of money to restore the peeling image. Apparently the helpful would-be artist took it upon herself to get involved without knowing that, but if she had just waited, the work would have been fixed properly.
    If there is anything worse than the sandwiches, it is the sausages which sit next to them. Joyless tubes, full of gristle, floating in a sea of something hot and sad, stuck with a plastic pin in the shape of a chef’s hat: A memorial, one feels, for some chef who hated the world, and died, forgotten and alone among his cats on a back stair in Stepney. – Douglas Adams

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    Didn't anybody see this elderly lady doing this? It was a beautiful painting, now it looks like something done by a five year old.
    Just my opinion

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    i know i couldnt believe anyone would do that.. its horrible.

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    I can't stop laughing after looking at the "restored" painting.
    Just my opinion

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    no words.................
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    It's definitely hard to believe that she could do this and no one would notice until she had ruined it! It was a nice painting until she got hold of it!
    If there is anything worse than the sandwiches, it is the sausages which sit next to them. Joyless tubes, full of gristle, floating in a sea of something hot and sad, stuck with a plastic pin in the shape of a chef’s hat: A memorial, one feels, for some chef who hated the world, and died, forgotten and alone among his cats on a back stair in Stepney. – Douglas Adams

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    Perfect description.

    The BBC Europe correspondent described the painting's current state as resembling "a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic."

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    I am just picturing a nice old grandma saying "oh dear, what a shame. I'll just go back home, get my paints, and fix that right up."

    I can only hope the Shroud of Turin is under lock and key in case she vacations in Italy and tries to help by washing it.
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    LOL, Yoda! She would be just the type to think the Shroud of Turin needed a good washing and bleaching!

    The destruction of that painting is so sad. Whatever her intentions, it is now a disaster.

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    OMG! She says she hadn't finished the painting!

    'I had nothing but good intentions and always believed I was doing the right thing. Besides, I hadn't finished the painting!'

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz24OBMoxj7

    Just my opinion


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    Finally! A painting about which I can honestly say, "I could have done better." (Mine would have been a stick-figure Jesus, waving, but that still would be better.)

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    If at first you don't succeed art restoration isn't for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    If at first you don't succeed art restoration isn't for you.
    A roller would have been faster.

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    I wonder if anyone can re-restore it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandab View Post
    I wonder if anyone can re-restore it?
    I am not optimistic. It wasn't in that good a shape before she started "restoring" it. But I guess we will have to wait an see.
    Just my opinion

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