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Thursday, August 23, 2012

How not to restore an old painting

A prized fresco of Jesus Christ has been on prominent display in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church near Zaragoza, Spain, for more than a century. The painting had deteriorated over time, and one elderly parishioner took it upon herself to restore it. The result was less than stellar:

It reminds me of Mr. Bean's ill-fated attempt to restore "Whistler's Mother":

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