Saturday, May 28, 2016

I Miss You Potato Jesus

Botched Ecce Homo Painting, also known as “Potato Jesus”, refers to the failed restoration of a century-old Spanish devotional fresco, executed by elderly amateur art restorer Cecilia Jiménez. The result of the botched restoration spawned a photoshop meme, in which the ruined painting was edited in to other famous works of art, movie scenes or other memetic images.

I loved the way this turned out. Even better than the original.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Apparently Potato Jesus has caused a tourist boom in the little village where it's found. They've had to build a new interpretative centre etc to handle the flood of tourists. God works in mysterious ways.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I heard that. The place was in danger of being shut down and that is why the old girl had the freedom she did to fuck things up. Such a great story in the age of the Internet for me. One of my feel good stories.