How does this keep happening? Do you remember monkeyface? A woman destroyed a priceless fresco in their local Sanctuary of Mercy Church. The 19th century ‘Ecce Homo’ (‘Behold the Man’) depiction of Jesus with his crown of thorns.
Earlier this year… this happened to another priceless piece. That is what a church in Spain got after hiring an arts and crafts teacher to “freshen” up a 16th-Century wooden sculpture of St George.
Well, hate to say it, but it has happened again! Maria Luisa Menendez of El Ranadoiro says the local priest gave her permission to restore a chapel’s 15th century sculptures, so she really ran with it. Oh, did she ever. Left original, right the “new” colourful” sculpture. They even have eyelashes now, and that’s NOT a good thing. Doesn’t anyone check the progress? Couldn’t it have been stopped?!! Too late now. I’m still shaking my head.