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Posted: 23 August 2012 07:24 AM   [ Ignore ]
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“An elderly woman has unintentionally destroyed a valuable piece of artwork after she decided to ‘restore’ the painting herself.” LINK

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I know this is supposed to be sad news, but I can’t stop laughing.

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Posted: 23 August 2012 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Which is the restoration and which is the original?  You just never know with the myriad styles of art.
Anyways, I’m laughing too. Because it’s a depiction of christ she screwed up.

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Posted: 23 August 2012 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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George - 23 August 2012 07:24 AM

“An elderly woman has unintentionally destroyed a valuable piece of artwork after she decided to ‘restore’ the painting herself.” LINK

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I know this is supposed to be sad news, but I can’t stop laughing.

That made me LOL literally.

Stephen

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Posted: 23 August 2012 01:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Definitely not the same painting. But worthy of a joke, I suppose.

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Posted: 23 August 2012 03:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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LOL  It reminds me of the Whistlers Mother scene from Mr Bean

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Posted: 24 August 2012 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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So christ has turned into an obese woman with chin beard and a poncho.
Call the pope, that will count as a miracle, and that lady will be beatified*.


*Or at least beaten.

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Posted: 24 August 2012 05:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Now this one is just sad. Sad because a demented old lady actually tried to restore a priceless art object and sad that it appears to be ruined. I hate to see any damage done to art, from the deranged geologist who took a hammer to the Pieta to this painting, regardless of the subject. We have enough of this done intentionally let alone by well meaning amateurs. It’s the destruction of history.

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Posted: 24 August 2012 05:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 24 August 2012 05:23 PM

Now this one is just sad. Sad because a demented old lady actually tried to restore a priceless art object and sad that it appears to be ruined. I hate to see any damage done to art, from the deranged geologist who took a hammer to the Pieta to this painting, regardless of the subject. We have enough of this done intentionally let alone by well meaning amateurs. It’s the destruction of history.

My understanding is that it wasn’t priceless; it was a minor 19th century fresco. If that’s right, it’s no big deal.

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Posted: 24 August 2012 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Yes, Jack, it is very sad, for both reasons you mention, and I feel guilty for finding it funny. Nevertheless, I can’t help finding it funny. I meet people all the time who think themselves to be artists and I have to keep constantly complimenting them. But this one is as bad as it gets and on top of it I don’t even know the woman. And so I get a bit loose. May Zeus, and those of you who are morally above me, forgive me.

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Posted: 24 August 2012 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Yes, Jack, it is very sad, for both reasons you mention, and I feel guilty for finding it funny. Nevertheless, I can’t help finding it funny. I meet people all the time who think themselves to be artists and I have to keep constantly complimenting them. But this one is as bad as it gets and on top of it I don’t even know the woman. And so I get a bit loose. May Zeus, and those of you who are morally above me, forgive me.


Yeah, my grandaughter could have done a better job and she’s just six, but it does seem a pity that even a minor piece of art is forever wiped out. Kind of like wadding up a letter from that time period. There might have been something to learn from the fresco and now we’ll never know! And BTW George, with your no holds barred directness why would you ever feel yourself committed to complimenting someone who is a crappy artist? And I think it’s Athena you should placate. How about sacrificing a goat? She likes goats.

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Posted: 24 August 2012 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Um, is this even a trustworthy source? The Star is not well-known for it’s reliability. Isn’t that one of the tabloids?

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Posted: 24 August 2012 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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TromboneAndrew - 24 August 2012 05:56 PM

Um, is this even a trustworthy source? The Star is not well-known for it’s reliability. Isn’t that one of the tabloids?

This has been reprinted in the major papers in Spain as well as the NYTimes. It’s real.

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Posted: 24 August 2012 06:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Ah, then I don’t find it funny at all. That’s quite a shame. It looked like a good painting despite the decay.

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Posted: 24 August 2012 06:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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TromboneAndrew - 24 August 2012 06:13 PM

Ah, then I don’t find it funny at all. That’s quite a shame. It looked like a good painting despite the decay.

Yeah, it’s too bad, but historically and artistically, as I say, it’s not a big deal. We’re not talking about some irreplaceable masterwork.

(Personally, I don’t find it a particularly interesting work).

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Posted: 25 August 2012 05:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Well, at least it was in a much more devastated state as suggested by the pictures above:

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In a Swiss newspaper the woman says the critique is not fair: in the first place she was allowed by the priest, and in the second place, she was not ready yet...

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Posted: 25 August 2012 06:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Now the photoshop community has found a new subject:

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