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Despite Good Intentions, a Fresco in Spain Is Ruined

spain fresco jesus christ painting

A case of suspected vandalism in a church in a northeastern village in Spain has turned out to be probably the worst art restoration project of all time. Seems an elderly woman took it upon herself to touch up a century-old “ecce homo” fresco of Jesus crowned with thorns. Good as new. =full story=

This has spawned a new fresco meme on the web. Here’s my contribution:

twilight fresco

*UPDATE 8/30/2012: Wasting no time. A t-shirt shop in Los Feliz:

jesus fresco

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