Have you seen this interesting article in The Week?
‘Beast Jesus’: A new art idol
It may be “the worst art restoration project of all time,” said Raphael Minder in The New York Times. Worried about the decay of a portrait of Jesus that’s adorned her church in Borja, Spain since the 19th century, octogenarian Cecilia Giménez recently decided to try her hand at refreshing the fresco. The “hilarious and equally horrifying” result has since become a global sensation, said Priscilla Frank in HuffingtonPost.com. As the church scrambles to see if Giménez’s work can be reversed, visitors are flocking to Borja and an online petition to save the new version is being circulated worldwide by the “Beast Jesus Restoration Society.” Credit Giménez for greatly raising the profile of a routine church fresco, said Jonathan Jones in The Guardian (U.K.). Next, she “should be turned loose on a couple of works that actually matter.
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