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.