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#1 DonLever

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:01 PM

You have to see it to believe it. An elderly artist decided to restore a church fresco of Jesus on her own. The result is horrendous.

http://www.theglobea...article4494768/
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:07 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:16 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:22 PM

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A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."-Albert Einstein

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:22 PM

If you look at it right to left its like Evolution.
Jesus would not approve.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:59 PM

I still have a hard time believing that the story is real. I mean... WTF?

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:15 PM

Oh dear...

But I can't stop laughing at the monkey/potato jesus. :lol:
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:19 PM

Close enough.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:24 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:25 PM

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:28 PM

Looks more like a Jesus than the snowflake on the left. Less whiny, too.
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Father (Peace be upon You) Satan (Peace be upon You), I call to you (Peace be upon You) from the deepest parts of my heart, I praise your (Peace be upon You) name with every breath of my body, I worship you (Peace be upon You) with every fiber of my being. You (Peace be upon You) shown me what true strength is. You (Peace be upon You) have shown me what true love is. Out of the darkness you (Peace be upon You) came to show me the true light.


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:32 PM

Oh man that is bad.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:39 PM

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Apparently she also did some work on the Mona Lisa:

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:55 PM

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:32 AM

Saw this on Google +, Couldn't stop laughing. :lol:
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:17 AM

Does this remind anyone of the first Mr. Bean movie?
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:56 AM

Does this remind anyone of the first Mr. Bean movie?


Yes! Totally forgot about that.

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I think Mr. Bean did the better job.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:00 AM

"This looks like a good place for an Art Attack...."
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:17 AM

Bhahaha, funniest thing I've seen in a while. Poor old lady, she tried so hard, but had so few skills. The nose is my favorite part.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:05 PM

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Father (Peace be upon You) Satan (Peace be upon You), I call to you (Peace be upon You) from the deepest parts of my heart, I praise your (Peace be upon You) name with every breath of my body, I worship you (Peace be upon You) with every fiber of my being. You (Peace be upon You) shown me what true strength is. You (Peace be upon You) have shown me what true love is. Out of the darkness you (Peace be upon You) came to show me the true light.


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

Her work is kind of growing on me.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

Spanish woman who disfigured painting of Christ lawyers up, wants money.


A Spanish woman who made headlines worldwide for her botched attempt to restore a 20th-century painting of Jesus Christ says she has hired lawyers and wants royalties from the fees church owners are charging visitors, according to the daily Spanish-language newspaper El Correo.

The local artist, 80-year-old Cecilia Gimenez, initially defended her volunteer work saying she was restoring the decaying "Ecce Homo" ("Behold the Man") portrait because no one else would. The before and after pictures went viral across the globe and tourists began arriving in droves -- but very few were leaving donations according to Ars Technica. The sanctuary's owners, the Santi Spiritus Hospital Foundation, reportedly made $2,600 in four days from visitors wanting to see "Ecce Mono," or "Behold the Monkey" as it's now called, Ars Technica reported.

The church has hired lawyers of its own to protect its revenue, Ars Technica said, "Luckily, though, Gimenez is not charging the millions of Internet users who have shared and spoofed her painting all over the world with copyright abuse."

The story blew up on social networks and put the northern Spanish town of Borja and its population of about 30,000 at the center of an international joke. Gimenez said she suffered from anxiety attacks, according to El Correo, and sought privacy. With upcoming litigation though, she "apparently recovered from the anxiety she initially experienced and is now looking to get paid," as Gawker said.

Town officials have planned to undo Gimenez's work, but almost 18,000 people have signed an online petition to preserve the post-restoration painting, according to Agence France-Presse.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

Oh, the elderly.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:16 PM

Yes, i'm sure Jesus would want you to lawyer up and make money off of destroying a picture of himself. Very Christian of you Cecilia.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:18 PM

I didn't know frivolous lawsuits existed outside of America.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:07 AM

haha thats actually pretty smart of her, pad the pension fund a little
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:15 AM

I didn't know frivolous lawsuits existed outside of America.


She's just invoking her inner-American.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:04 AM

Yes, i'm sure Jesus would want you to lawyer up and make money off of destroying a picture of himself. Very Christian of you Cecilia.


Yes it's not like she has the sanctioning of the church behind her.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

She should of just drawn a troll face over the Jesus face. Photoshop anyone?
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

‘Ruined Spanish Fresco Monkey Jesus’ costume makes rounds on Internet.


In what could be called a Halloween costume work of art, "Ruined Spanish Fresco Monkey Jesus" is buzzing as one of this year's top getups.
Inspired by the gaffe of an elderly woman who failed to restore a 19th-century painting of the face of Jesus called "Ecce Home", Reddit user Spinjump crafted his masterpiece, which he debuted at Anime Weekend Atlanta.
The creative mask captured perfectly the tilted and blurred face of the restored work, which some have renamed "Monkey Jesus." The costume's face even diminishes the nose and mouth of Christ, as in the botched restoration.



Images of the Halloween guise are making their way through the Internet today with the headline "2012 hot Halloween costume." On Twitter, some of the myriad of comments include:
  • "Put away your Avengers outfits and Honey Boo Boo costumes. Best Halloween fancy dress this year, hands down." — Ryan Nelson, @RyanJohnNelson
  • "Excellent Restored Jesus Fresco Costume Game over. Can't top this. I'm going as a ghost." — princess stomper, @princessstomper
  • "The Hottest Halloween Costume for this year is clearly 'Monkey Jesus'. Though Steve Job's Ghost is still in the top 10." — Ryan G. Poirier, @RGPphotog
The failed restoration has caused a spike in visits to the church. So much so that the artist who blurred the face of Christ wants royalties.
She may not get any money, but she might get some satisfaction from knowing her handiwork has inspired a top costume.


Well for some reason the images won't attach. Here's a link to a pic of the costume. http://news.yahoo.co...-133638338.html

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