Mark Frauenfelder at 9:57 am Sat, Aug 25, 2012
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Old lady ruins painting, suddenly there’s interesting in getting proper restoration work done. Hmm. Maybe she did have permission…
And more people have seen the image in the past few days than in it’s whole history. If I believed in magic I’d say it was a miracle.
It’s like the opposite of finding Jesus on a piece of toast…
An image of Jesus is now toast.
:-) I wonder how often this has happened? That a painting of Jesus or Mary has turned into a burnt tortilla or the stain on a soy bean storage tank? It’s a miracle!
But the grand daughter of the original artist had donated money for the restoration before this happened. Only now that’s not enough money.
I can’t imagine any sum of money that could save it, but I’d love to see someone try.
The first rule of restoring something that is damaged: Don’t mess with the parts that aren’t damaged.
I thought that the first rule of art restoration is; don’t talk about art restoration.
It’s all in the details, sometimes.
My granny could do that.
she got the clothing pretty good though she messed up the papyrus
Now I regret teaching my Grandma how to photoshop…
Well, she already knew how to suck eggs.
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This restoration underlines Devo’s manifesto.
Are we not man?
Woman might make interesting Coca-Cola spokeswoman. “Nothing I like more than refreshing Fresca.”
I just thought of a question. How did this fresco become so deteriorated in just a dozen or so decades? The missing pigment looks like it’s been abraded off by people touching it as an act of devotion. It could also be possible that the ground or the pigment have been laid in improperly and aren’t adhering the way they should be.
I believe it isn’t a true fresco, i.e. it was not drawn on fresh lime plaster, but a painting executed on dry plaster.
That was my thought. The church I grew up attending had many genuine frescos that were much older than this one but in much better condition.
The image is known as The Jesus of the Scouring Pads, and villagers would bless their steel wool by rubbing it against Christ’s arm and ear.
Just what happens when you use that shitty Rose-Art tempera on sale at Jo-Ann fabrics.
It is a tragedy that an artwork was ruined, But it’s done and cannot be fixed this second… I must say I rather like the Granny Photoshop Version. it’s a pity she couldn’t have just painted it on a bit of paper and hung it over the original. The effect would have been the same.
I’m convinced it looks like Fezzik from the Princess Bride.
Maybe it’s viral marketing for the re-re-rebooting of the Planet of the Apes Franchise.
I like the new version better anyway. All hail our monkey god overlords!
Christ, what a Pissarro.
Thank god she used enamels…
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