milotic2 (milotic2) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Furniture artisan tried to restore painting, failed



A private collector from Valencia entrusted the restoration of a replica from beginnings of the 20th century of the immaculate virgin of El Escorial (the original is in Madrid in museo del Prado) to a furniture artisan, with questionable results that have been compared to the Ecce homo.

Upon seeing the restored piece, the collector was shocked since the piece has lost the economical and sentimental value it had (it has belonged to his family for many years). The collector has now contacted professional restorers to try to asses the damage. The national restorers association has lamented that the piece was disfigured and the loss of cultural heritage, but implore private owners to seek professional assistance before turning to any other person.

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Tags: art / artist, fail
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