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Botched painting restoration makes Spanish church a tourist attraction

September 26, 2012

Earlier this year, Cecilia Giménez, 80, was asked to restore Elías García Martínez’s Ecce Homo in a northeastern Spanish parish.

Giménez’s botched attempt at restoration has made the church a tourist attraction, with 1,000 visiting on a recent weekend.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Sep. 26, 2012 4:51 PM ET USA

    It appears that in its current state, the fresco is a target of the vilest mockery. It should be restored if possible, and if not, hidden. The original was rather compelling emotionally, thus not to the taste of the modern and the edgy.