(Daily Mail) A well-meaning octogenarian has stunned art experts after taking it upon herself to restore a treasured century-old fresco – with distinctly amateurish results. Elias Garcia Martinez’s depiction of Jesus has held pride of place in a Spanish church for more than 120 years. But over the past 18 months moisture in the church caused the fresco to deteriorate – prompting a local woman in her 80s to whip out her paintbrush and try and fix it herself. The elderly woman did not consult the Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Zaragoza before she set about transforming the once beautiful depiction of Christ into something that now resembles a character from Planet of the Apes. The church is always open to the public and the woman had completed her botched restoration job before anyone noticed what she was doing.
Now if you look really closely, you can actually see where the restorations were made. However, I think it might even be better than the original. You really have to appreciate the attention to detail that was displayed here. Absolutely flawless. Don’t really understand what everyone is so mad about. The church just saved a couple thousand by not getting it done professionally and basically had the painting restored identically back the the original (if not better) for free. It’s a win-win for all. Love the attitude lady. When something needs to be done, you do it. It doesn’t matter if you have zero experience with the subject and are ruining a treasured piece of artwork for an entire community. For all we know, this could actually be closer to what Jesus looked like.
But in all honesty, what the fuck was going through this lady’s head while she was painting this. You think she was thinking the whole time “Wow, everyone is going to be so happy and impressed with this. Shit, this is going even better than I thought it would. God damn, I am a great artist.”