A well-meaning octogenarian has stunned art experts after taking it upon herself to restore a treasured century-old fresco - with distinctly amateurish results. Elias Garcia Martinez’s depiction of Jesus has held pride of place in a Spanish church for more than 120 years. But over the past 18 months moisture in the church caused the fresco to deteriorate - prompting a local woman in her 80s to whip out her paintbrush and try and fix it herself.
The elderly woman did not consult the Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Zaragoza before she set about transforming the once beautiful depiction of Christ [and] To make matters worse, Spain’s Centro de Estudios Borjanos, which works to preserve artwork, had received a donation from Elias Garcia Martinez’s granddaughter which they had planned to spend on restoring the damaged fresco. The fresco will be assessed by a team of professionals to see if it can be saved.
(Source: Daily Mail)