Friday, August 24, 2012

sometimes it's not the thought that counts

Now a national joke, an attempted restoration of a painting of Jesus, titled Ecce Homo and originally by Elias Garcia Martinez, has gone horribly awry:

The restorer, octogenarian Cecilia Giménez, overlaid a comically simian image on the flawed but well-rendered original, thereby proving that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

From here:

The well-intentioned but ham-fisted amateur artist, in her 80s, took it upon herself to fill in the patches and paint over the original work, which depicted Christ crowned with thorns, his sorrowful gaze lifted to heaven.

Her work done, the "restored" figure looks somewhat like a monkey with fur surrounding a pale face and a child-like drawing of eyes, a cartoon-style nose and a crooked smudge for a mouth.

O Lord, may I never be this bad.

ADDENDUM: It's not as though Ms. Giménez's image hasn't been inspirational: it has.



Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Talk about devolution!

Jeffery Hodges

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Bratfink said...

That link was great!