I rather like the restored version

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yello, 22 Aug 2012.

  1. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    Location:
    A French desert
    Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur

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    Picasso inspired perhaps? I like it. Probably worth more now than the original.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19349921
     
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  2. The second one looks like 'Desperate Al' fresco :smile:
    Who is the geezer in the 'before'...anyone we know?
     
  3. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Looking at the skin pigmentation degradation, I'd say Michael Jackson.
     
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  4. "The once-dignified portrait now resembles a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic"

    Love this ^:laugh:

    "Our correspondent says that to make matters worse, the local centre that works to preserve artworks had just received a donation from the painter's granddaughter which they had planned to use to restore the original fresco."

    Oh the irony :wacko:
     
  5. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    They have.
     
  6. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    That's a portrait of Dave Lee Travis!

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  7. AnythingButVanilla

    AnythingButVanilla Über Member

    Location:
    London
    The boyfriend just told me about this and my jaw hurts from laughing at it and I love the new version although it looks a lot like my ex-husband. I think it's the wonky eyes.
     
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    yello

    yello Legendary Member

    Location:
    A French desert
    Yep, me too!

    Quite seriously, I reckon someone will buy it as is - or at least offer. I could even actually see a silly money bidding war.... as soon as the story goes around, it'll attract interest worldwide.
     
  9. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    It has a certain naive charm to it, and probably looks as much like Christ as any other supposed likeness.
     
  10. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Just reinforces the 'value' of art and exposes the crass stupidity of art collectors....
     
  11. Yes but what about the 'restored' version? :tongue:
     
  12. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Location:
    Meanwood, Leeds
    Wouldn't buying it involve buying the building attached to the wall that it's painted on?

    I hope that the restoration is successful. Looking at a picture of the fresco can't be as spiritual as looking at the real thing.
     
  13. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    She should have gone to Specsavers!

    (someone had to say it)
     
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    yello

    yello Legendary Member

    Location:
    A French desert
    Well, they'd have to buy at least some of it, that's for real! I dunno, praps the church wants a window, or serving hatch or something.
     
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  15. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Guru

    Location:
    Reading
    You know what it was like though. Everyone had been saying for years it needed doing but no one ever did anything about it. If you want something doing, do it yourself.
     
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