Religious Fresco Restoration Disaster

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  1. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I find it actually very sad. Irrespective of motif, it's a priceless piece of local art and history. I am actually even more furious that the fat cats in the Catholic church weren't willing to spring a few bucks to restore the thing properly and protect it from weathering but that locals had to donate money to get it restored. Shows how much the Vatican really cares about it's flock.
     
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    How awful. Did no one seriously look into whether or not this woman was qualified?
     
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    Perhaps it was god's will.


    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
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    By the sounds of it, it seems that nobody asked her to do this – she did it off her own bat without authorisation.
     
  6. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

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    "BBC Europe correspondent Christian Fraser says the delicate brush strokes of Elias Garcia Martinez have been buried under a haphazard splattering of paint.

    The once-dignified portrait now resembles a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic"

    If this had been say an image of Muhammad can you imagine the reaction of the Islamic community?
     
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    I was just about to quote that as the best line of the article. Hopefully a professional can fix the repair.
     
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    Awful..

    but look at the state of it! I laughed when that page loaded up :D
     
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    This certainly brings new meaning to artist's reconstruction.
     
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    They would have killed the infidel who drew Muahmmad in the first place? :confused:
     
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    We just did.

    Still, if you squidge your eyes, it's not bad. (Of course, neither is the original!)
     
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    Yeah, as I understand it all visual depictions of Muhammad are forbidden in Islam.
     
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    To be fair, it is far better than anything I could have painted.
     
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    So, if you vandalize art and make it more famous and an institution starts making money off of it, do you get a cut of the proceeds?

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/09/spain-botched-fresco-moneymaker.html

     
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    The original story has a link to an unrelated story about restoration/re-creation of artwork in Angkor Wat. Now that stuff is really seriously cool.
     
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    I'm sure there is some brilliant painter out there who will be able to restore it. Some people have mad skills with a paint brush.
     

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