Tuesday, February 18, 2020

When Art Restoration Goes South

If you were on the 'net in 2012, you no doubt heard plenty about Ecce Homo, the Spanish artwork that was the victim of a botched restoration and became the biggest meme of the year. Cecilia Giménez, the amateur artist who "touched up" the original painting, was quite traumatized at the notoriety the story brought, but plenty has happened in the eight years since then. Solar Sands updates her story, and those of a couple of other unfortunate art restoration attempts in this video. (via reddit)

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