The delightful trend of incompetently "restored" art continues, though at this point one wonders if it's for the publicity. Maria Luisa Menendez of El Ranadoiro says the local priest gave her permission to restore a chapel's 15th century sculptures, so she really ran with it.
Via BBC, Ms. Menendez stated:
I'm not a professional, but I always liked to do it, and the figures really needed to be painted. So I painted them as I could, with the colours that looked good to me, and the neighbours liked it.
Given that the botched Ecce Homo has become a tourist destination, it's anyone's guess as to what's going on here.
• Spain parishioner botches Jesus and Mary statue restoration, before and after (YouTube / Cities of the World)
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12,000 years of civilisation and humanity has only just invented the spaghetti bolognese scissorspic.twitter.com/QNQsswQ944 — James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 21, 2020 While the fellow above has impressive technique, we must recognize the great Buster Keaton who blazed the trail for all of us 100 years ago. From The Cook (1918):
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