Elderly Woman Ruins 19th Century Fresco in Restoration Attempt | ABC News Blogs – Yahoo!

Elderly Woman Ruins 19th Century Fresco in Restoration Attempt | ABC News Blogs – Yahoo!.

NaderNazemifresco by the Spanish painter Elias Garcia Martinez with a few broad brushstrokes.-Nader-Nazemi

NaderNazemifresco by the Spanish painter Elias Garcia Martinez with a few broad brushstrokes.-Nader-Nazemi

Wow ! 

Talk about ruining a painting. It’s one thing to stage a do-it-yourself renovation on a table, mirror or painting found deep in the weeds of a yard sale.

It’s quite another to attempt a repair job on a one-of-a-kind 19 th century fresco by the Spanish painter Elias Garcia Martinez with a few broad brushstrokes.
Such was the lesson learned by an elderly member of the Santuario de Misericodia church in Borja, in northeastern Spain. Her handiwork, or lack thereof, was discovered after the painter’s granddaughter donated the work, “Ecce Homo,” to the archive of religious paintings housed at the Centro de Estudios Borjano, also in Borja.
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