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August 22, 2012

LOOKS FINE TO US

Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur

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(Thanks to Joe in Japan)

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Looks like an illustration from " Where the Wild Things Are ".

In her defense, she was copying off a piece of toast that had His likeness.

"Who let that Picasso kid near the fresco?"

Now they will have to pay a REAL restoration expert to un-restore it, and do it correctly.

Mr. Bean?

Send it to Tampa.

paint by numbers?

Someone is going to hell.

I can barely draw a straight line but I think I could have done better than that!

Sasquatch?

*stands back, away from the lightning strike*

Seriously, that is CREEPY.

The Anti-Christ

Even in 30 BC, Geico's caveman was a popular spokesperson.

I'm not normally one for schadenfreude, but I couldn't help but laugh at the restoration. I think they should keep it. The original looked kind of depressing.

Hard to top this comment from the actual article:

"The once-dignified portrait now resembles a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic, he says."

I'm thinking that the new version would currently fetch far more on Ebay than the original would have. Hard to sell and transport a fresco I know, but this is the art world's answer to Snooki.

I'm with pad: Picasso was my first thought too.

The place, a Spanish art camp for children some 70 years ago. In a misguided effort to make every camper believe they were a winner a young girl with absolutely no ability to paint received her first blue ribbon for painting. She soon embarked on the wrong career.

Jeff, it is in Picasso's style. But it lacks all life. Picasso could actually do a fine job when he wanted to. This? Not so much.

But that doesn't matter. It's still awesome in its own way.

The second picture looks funny. Looks like he has his tongue sticking out. (Har)

I'm with ligirl all I could think about was Mr Bean.

Somebody must've spiked her Fresca.

Glasses? I don't need no estinkin' glasses.

OK grandma, put down the brush and move away from the ladder.

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