Thursday, August 23, 2012

AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!: Old Lady Attempts Restoration Of Valuable Religious Fresco, Fails Miserably

From geekology, Apparently an old lady in Spain took it upon herself to repair a valuable fresco of Jesus in a neighboring church. *eyeballing picture* AHHAHHAHHAHAHHAHHA! No word who ever told the old coot she had a lick of talent, but I think we can all agree they're the real criminal here.

"The image, painted by 19th-century artist Elías García Martínez, had reportedly been deteriorating for some time.

The woman in her 80s, a neighbour of the church in which the fresco is located, attempted to restore the painting 'without permission but with good intentions'.

But a donation from the artist's granddaughter was about to fix that when the neighbour got in first to have a crack at fixing it up.

Once the budding artist realised she was in over her head, she confessed to local authorities.

A professional restorer is reportedly now set to assess the damage and see if the fresco can be saved."

Wow, I don't even think his dad, God, would recognize him now. He looks like an Eskimo. And maybe he was. What -- I saw The Da Vinci code! And if I learned anything, it's that Tom Hanks plays a great detective. Columbo though -- Columbo will always be number one.


Catfreeek said...

Wow, that old lady has got some balls though.

Octopunk said...

Balls of stupid! But yes.

On the one hand I can imagine it was one of those projects that started not working right and quickly careened out of control as she tried to fix it, on the other hand you really have to wonder what she was thinking, turning Our Savior into one of the Happy Bee People. I'm wondering if there was an eyesight issue.

Catfreeek said...

Happy Bee People...Hahahhahahahaha!!