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alnorth
08-22-2012, 03:38 PM
http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/g-ent-120822-elias-garcia.photoblog500.jpg

From left to right: original, before restoration attempt, after

ROFL

I can paint that! Wait, no I can't! (http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2012/08/22/13417610-i-can-paint-that-wait-no-i-cant-amateur-artist-messes-up-century-old-artwork?lite)

Would you think to match your home-grown painting skills against a classical artist? Probably not, but that's just what a well-intentioned woman in her 80s did recently in Spain.

...

The BBC Europe correspondent described the painting's current state as resembling "a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic."

Some dumb old woman was tired of looking at an old, faded painting of Jesus on a church wall and thought she could fix it. She didn't.

Even more hilarious, the original artist's granddaughter had JUST recently made a donation to get that painting professionally restored.

blaise
08-22-2012, 03:43 PM
Oh Lord.

QuikSsurfer
08-22-2012, 03:44 PM
jesus...

MagicHef
08-22-2012, 03:45 PM
The painting isn't really that much other than she is.

Phobia
08-22-2012, 03:45 PM
Jesus Christ

DaneMcCloud
08-22-2012, 03:45 PM
Who's the bearded white guy?

blaise
08-22-2012, 03:46 PM
Let's not crucify the lady.

ChiefRocka
08-22-2012, 03:49 PM
http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/g-ent-120822-elias-garcia.photoblog500.jpg


http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news_img/8568/_8568.jpg

Saul Good
08-22-2012, 03:54 PM
Penz could have fixed that in MS Paint for $3.50.

KCUnited
08-22-2012, 03:57 PM
God awful.

cosmo20002
08-22-2012, 04:00 PM
Looks better that way.

CoMoChief
08-22-2012, 04:02 PM
LMAO

sitting in my chair at work almost pissed myself laughing.

KCUnited
08-22-2012, 04:03 PM
Looks better that way.

You can gogh to hell.

Demonpenz
08-22-2012, 04:07 PM
And after the 3rd day...Jesus transformed into Brutus Buckeye

CoMoChief
08-22-2012, 04:08 PM
And after the 3rd day...Jesus transformed into Brutus Buckeye

LMAO

Phobia
08-22-2012, 04:13 PM
And after the 3rd day...Jesus transformed into Brutus Buckeye

DP at his finest right there, folks. Never better Ray-Ray.

saphojunkie
08-22-2012, 04:13 PM
She was just doing it out of Louvre.

tooge
08-22-2012, 04:16 PM
blow up doll Jesus. Great for nun batchelorette parties

Count Alex's Losses
08-22-2012, 04:17 PM
Women are so dumb.

Saul Good
08-22-2012, 04:20 PM
She was just doing it out of Louvre.

If someone did that to a painting in my church, I would totally go pastel.

Inmem58
08-22-2012, 04:23 PM
She tried to be the savior of the painting

Tchoupitoulas
08-22-2012, 05:26 PM
i think she nailed it

lcarus
08-22-2012, 05:27 PM
It looks like what Mr. Bean did to the painting of Whistler's Mother.

http://images.wikia.com/mrbean/images/2/22/Bean%27s_mother.jpg

whoman69
08-22-2012, 05:28 PM
Here comes Mr. Bill's dog.

Donger
08-22-2012, 05:30 PM
And up next at Sotheby's: The Messy Messiah.

Rain Man
08-22-2012, 05:39 PM
She even painted over the good parts. Why did she paint over the good parts?

Bump
08-22-2012, 06:05 PM
is it worth a lot of money? Or was it worth a lot of money?

saphojunkie
08-22-2012, 06:08 PM
If someone did that to a painting in my church, I would totally go pastel.

This website needs to get back to football.

Any one have some tweets from @bobfresco?

d3c0y55
08-22-2012, 06:17 PM
I think she did a pretty good job.......

Rain Man
08-22-2012, 06:20 PM
I think she did a pretty good job.......

May I interest you in a showing of my own artwork? The prices are reasonable.

Rain Man
08-22-2012, 06:31 PM
It's titled "Suburban Purple Squirrel Riot". Size 2.5" x 4". Price: $1,500 framed.

d3c0y55
08-22-2012, 06:33 PM
May I interest you in a showing of my own artwork? The prices are reasonable.

Lol

vailpass
08-22-2012, 06:37 PM
They can't restore this?

saphojunkie
08-22-2012, 06:49 PM
May I interest you in a showing of my own artwork? The prices are reasonable.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g148/saphojunkie/monalisa.jpg

JD10367
08-22-2012, 07:09 PM
Thanks to her, Jesus now looks like the love child of Fisty and Sasquatch.

Rain Man
08-22-2012, 07:10 PM
Screaming with Dachshund at World's End

Frazod
08-22-2012, 07:11 PM
The good news is she could probably sell it to the pricks that manage the building I work in. The lobby art is nearly that awful.

KCtotheSB
08-22-2012, 07:24 PM
It looks like an anime Eskimo woman who's being asked a question.

...yeah.

WV
08-22-2012, 07:37 PM
http://athenagrayson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/normal_bob-ross.jpg

stevieray
08-22-2012, 07:42 PM
Damn.

PornChief
08-23-2012, 07:25 PM
http://athenagrayson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/normal_bob-ross.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/W5aTB.jpg

Rain Man
08-23-2012, 07:27 PM
Wait a minute. So it was a picture of Bob Ross she was painting instead of Jesus? That makes a lot of sense now that I see it.

Fat Elvis
08-23-2012, 07:41 PM
I think it looks awesome.

JD10367
08-23-2012, 07:46 PM
Of course it'll be really funny if, when we die, we find out that really IS what Jesus looks like.

Direckshun
08-23-2012, 08:29 PM
I won't tell you what I did to enhance this work of art.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/picture.php?albumid=140&pictureid=1183

Otter
08-23-2012, 09:37 PM
12 years of Catholic School with no clue that Jesus was a weeble-wobble.

Dave Lane
08-23-2012, 10:59 PM
As long as she sent a PM saying things got carried away and admitting her part in it, it's all good.

Discuss Thrower
08-24-2012, 01:48 AM
How in the hell can someone fuck up that badly?

Assud
08-24-2012, 01:54 AM
Looks like a photoshop hoax to me.

Yay for the internet and people taking it so seriously. Would not be surprised in Snopes has, or will soon, bust this myth.

Sofa King
08-24-2012, 09:01 AM
http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/funny-dma-22.jpg?w=500&h=605

Fish
08-24-2012, 09:13 AM
Looks like a photoshop hoax to me.

Yay for the internet and people taking it so seriously. Would not be surprised in Snopes has, or will soon, bust this myth.

LOLWUT?

Micjones
08-24-2012, 10:05 AM
Watercolor Jesus!

Sofa King
08-24-2012, 10:08 AM
The internet is picking up on this story. LMAO

http://www.mentalbreeze.com/humor/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/my-faith-in-jesus-has-been-restored.jpg

http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1345811496329_1214010.png

http://www.modernprimate.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/tumblr_m9846oioZK1qjvsoxo6_1280-600x320.jpeg

htismaqe
08-24-2012, 10:11 AM
http://www.mentalbreeze.com/humor/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/my-faith-in-jesus-has-been-restored.jpg

OMFG

Der Flöprer
08-24-2012, 10:14 AM
ROFL Holy shit!

Baby Lee
08-26-2012, 12:33 PM
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/383/424/c48.jpg

Luke Warm
08-26-2012, 12:56 PM
RESTORE pic

LMAO LMAO LMAO

MatriculatingHank
08-26-2012, 02:10 PM
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/305220_10151158208478545_999730631_n.jpg

Gonzo
08-26-2012, 04:34 PM
LMAO
NSFW
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9b7r30bST1reaoy3o1_1280.png

Gonzo
08-26-2012, 04:35 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/480307_10151193305315701_34414691_n.jpg

Gonzo
08-26-2012, 04:36 PM
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/558486_276209812485078_1086804832_n.jpg

Gonzo
08-26-2012, 04:37 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/546710_10151193052710701_702017964_n.jpg

Gonzo
08-26-2012, 04:38 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/320103_10151173544346678_2030719194_n.jpg

Gonzo
08-26-2012, 04:39 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/376941_10151193454835701_487404323_n.jpg

Gonzo
08-26-2012, 04:40 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/294559_10100159807885911_349218927_n.jpg

J Diddy
08-26-2012, 04:42 PM
This thread is that damned funny.

Sofa King
08-29-2012, 10:09 AM
http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/funny-botched-ecce-homo-painting-photos-7.jpg?w=500&h=1003

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/funny-botched-ecce-homo-painting-photos-8.jpg?w=500&h=372


http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/funny-botched-ecce-homo-painting-photos-17.jpg?w=500&h=402

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/the_best_of_the_internets_reaction_to_the_botched_26.gif?w=250&h=301

CoMoChief
08-29-2012, 10:54 AM
There are some hilarious memes on the web now of this.

I'll post them later when I get home from work.

QuikSsurfer
08-29-2012, 11:35 AM
http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/funny-botched-ecce-homo-painting-photos-7.jpg?w=500&h=1003



ROFL

WV
09-19-2012, 11:22 PM
Haha...the story gets better! You can't make this shit up!

Spanish woman who disfigured painting of Christ lawyers up, wants money (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/spanish-woman-disfigured-painting-christ-lawyers-wants-money-013333054.html)

A Spanish woman who made headlines worldwide for her botched attempt to restore a 20th-century painting of Jesus Christ says she has hired lawyers and wants royalties from the fees church owners are charging visitors, according to the daily Spanish-language newspaper El Correo.

The local artist, 80-year-old Cecilia Gimenez, initially defended her volunteer work saying she was restoring the decaying "Ecce Homo" ("Behold the Man") portrait because no one else would. The before and after pictures went viral across the globe and tourists began arriving in droves -- but very few were leaving donations according to Ars Technica. The sanctuary's owners, the Santi Spiritus Hospital Foundation, reportedly made $2,600 in four days from visitors wanting to see "Ecce Mono," or "Behold the Monkey" as it's now called, Ars Technica reported.

The church has hired lawyers of its own to protect its revenue, Ars Technica said, "Luckily, though, Gimenez is not charging the millions of Internet users who have shared and spoofed her painting all over the world with copyright abuse."

The story blew up on social networks and put the northern Spanish town of Borja and its population of about 30,000 at the center of an international joke. Gimenez said she suffered from anxiety attacks, according to El Correo, and sought privacy. With upcoming litigation though, she "apparently recovered from the anxiety she initially experienced and is now looking to get paid," as Gawker said.

Town officials have planned to undo Gimenez's work, but almost 18,000 people have signed an online petition to preserve the post-restoration painting, according to Agence France-Presse.