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alnorth 08-22-2012 02:38 PM

Dumb old woman ruins 100-year old painting

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


I can paint that! Wait, no I can't!


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 02:43 PM

Oh Lord.

QuikSsurfer 08-22-2012 02:44 PM


MagicHef 08-22-2012 02:45 PM

The painting isn't really that much other than she is.

Phobia 08-22-2012 02:45 PM

Jesus Christ

DaneMcCloud 08-22-2012 02:45 PM

Who's the bearded white guy?

blaise 08-22-2012 02:46 PM

Let's not crucify the lady.

ChiefRocka 08-22-2012 02:49 PM

Saul Good 08-22-2012 02:54 PM

Penz could have fixed that in MS Paint for $3.50.

KCUnited 08-22-2012 02:57 PM

God awful.

cosmo20002 08-22-2012 03:00 PM

Looks better that way.

CoMoChief 08-22-2012 03:02 PM


sitting in my chair at work almost pissed myself laughing.

KCUnited 08-22-2012 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 8842111)
Looks better that way.

You can gogh to hell.

Demonpenz 08-22-2012 03:07 PM

And after the 3rd day...Jesus transformed into Brutus Buckeye

CoMoChief 08-22-2012 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by Demonpenz (Post 8842122)
And after the 3rd day...Jesus transformed into Brutus Buckeye


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