Woman destroys 19th century fresco

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  1. BuzzieCat

    BuzzieCat Member

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...19th-century-fresco-with-DIY-restoration.html

    The article includes pictures of before and after. Ugh!

    http://todayentertainment.today.com...eur-artist-messes-up-century-old-artwork?lite

     


  2. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. LEFT-COASTER

    LEFT-COASTER Not to worry, I got the squirrels cornered

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

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    I can't stop laughing after looking at the "restored" painting.
     
  5. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    no words.................
     
  6. BuzzieCat

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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!
     
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    Jacie Estes Medical Marijuana Advocate

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  8. Yoda

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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. ;)
     
  9. LaLaw2000

    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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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.

    MOO
     
  10. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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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.)
     
  12. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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

    TrackerSam New Member

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    A roller would have been faster.
     
  14. amandab

    amandab Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if anyone can re-restore it?
     
  15. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  16. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    I cannot even bring myself to look at it after the descriptions...lol
     
  17. elfie

    elfie Well-Known Member

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    It would be really sad if it wasn't so funny!

    :floorlaugh:

    Still I hope it can be removed and restored properly. I hope the town gives the poor woman a break, I'm sure she did have the best of intentions.
     
  18. SoBeCzar

    SoBeCzar New Member

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    OMG It really does look like a monkey! lol
     
  19. Seek&Find

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    So sad. :(.
     
  20. Woe.be.gone

    Woe.be.gone Well-Known Member

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    I guess she thought Jesus needed a shave! Good grief!
     

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