Sweet baby Jesus, say it isn't so! A local "artist" attempted to restore a 15th century sculpture and succeeded at turning into a DIY Pinterest fail.
This is not the first time a well meaning parishioner in Spain has destroyed a piece of religious art. First, a Jesus fresco took a beating and then a 500 year old wooden effigy was destroyed. This time it was a sculpture of the holy family. María Luisa Menéndez convinced the clergy to let her "spruce up" the sculpture, but instead of giving it a dust and polish, she PAINTED IT.
Yes, this really happened.
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Garish colors and scary faces.
Photo by DSF/AFP/Getty Images
An amateur art restorer in Spain once again botched the restoration of a centuries-old religious artwork. This is… https://t.co/Kq8Xo9cSFR— Marina Amaral (@Marina Amaral) 1536582095.0
Even if you want to.
@marinamaral2 You're bringing back bad restoration nightmares for me. I remember all the examples cited and my OMG… https://t.co/aziKv9tn0w— Faith M. Jackson (@Faith M. Jackson) 1536600998.0
People can't stop shaking their heads.
@marinamaral2 @Defencebrief It looks like Eddie Hizzard— John Mellor (@John Mellor) 1536583443.0
And then this happened.
@marinamaral2 There is a certain charm and authenticity to that pink Madonna and child.— Carrie Reinking (@Carrie Reinking) 1536625582.0
@BuzzFeed https://t.co/GHn7OLmL0j— Julia 🦁💙 (@Julia 🦁💙) 1536853228.0
Of course there is a solution.
@marinamaral2 Surely this could be prevented with five words: "Please show me your portfolio"— ShreddedReTweet (@ShreddedReTweet) 1536586236.0
Five little words to live by.
H/T: Mashable, Guardian