Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by lee anoma
HAHA omg stop you are killing me. Between this one and the original thread my sides can't take anymore!
Perhaps this offers a new strategy for those who seek to popularise the Old Masters. What if even older, but far greater, paintings were to get the Mr Bean treatment?
Similarly, the well-meaning restorer of this obscure Spanish painting should be turned loose on a couple of works that actually matter. Many true masterpieces are starved of the global attention this second-rate Ecce Homo has now got. She could be sent to Italy to see what she can do with the frescoes in the Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara. Revered by art historians, these paintings of the months of the year have never quite made it into popular culture. There are 12 paintings, one for every month, so one could be sacrificed for the good of the whole. A hideously repainted face on one of the lesser months might make their creator the 15th-century genius Francesco del Cossa as famous as the 19th century mediocrity Elias Garcia Martinez has now become.
Originally posted by lee anoma
Originally posted by BlindBastards
I could do a better job and I’m utterly useless with the paint brush.
I stand behind her 100%.
Originally posted by BMorris
It wouldn't suprise me, if the "restored" painting became more famous than the original, because it was so badly botched.
The church decided to charge a one-euro admission fee for visitors, collecting about 2,000 euros in four days, which prompted the woman’s family to seek royalties for the work. The non-profit foundation responsible for the church has hired its own lawyers and is considering a lawsuit over the botched restoration.