Elias Garcia Martinez’s Ecce Homo, from left to right: the original, its recent state of deterioration, and the attempted restoration by an elderly woman in Spain.
The woman appears to have realised she was out of her depth and contacted Juan Maria Ojeda, the city councillor in charge of cultural affairs.
She got this far before thinking maybe it wasn’t going to work out.
I worry every day that I may be as ignorant to my ignorance as this woman.
(☃ inky; photo via News.com.au)
Bonus quote, again from the BBC:
BBC Europe correspondent Christian Fraser says the delicate brush strokes of Elias Garcia Martinez have been buried under a haphazard splattering of paint.
The once-dignified portrait now resembles a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic, he says.