Elias Garcia Martinez “Ecce Homo (Behold the Man)” / paint  (In August 2012, an elderly parishioner made an unauthorized attempt to restore this 19th century fresco, painted onto a wall of the Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Zaragoza, Spain. The woman, in her 80s and apparently acting with good intentions, brought a set of paints to church and proceeded to “update” the fresco, which had suffered extensive deterioration from moisture. Adding insult to injury, the church had plans to restore the work themselves, having recently received a donation from the painter’s granddaughter.)

Elias Garcia Martinez “Ecce Homo (Behold the Man)” / paint

(In August 2012, an elderly parishioner made an unauthorized attempt to restore this 19th century fresco, painted onto a wall of the Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Zaragoza, Spain. The woman, in her 80s and apparently acting with good intentions, brought a set of paints to church and proceeded to “update” the fresco, which had suffered extensive deterioration from moisture.
Adding insult to injury, the church had plans to restore the work themselves, having recently received a donation from the painter’s granddaughter.)

Christopher Schreck