Botched Fresco Restoration Paints the Internet With Delight

Annie Colbert
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1. Brutus Buckeye, is that you?

News of an elderly Spanish woman’s well-intentioned but bungled attempt at restoring a 19th century church fresco reverberated across the Internet Wednesday.

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Octogenarian Cecilia Gimenez took it upon herself to fix a deteriorated fresco of Jesus Christ originally painted by Elias Garcia Martinez. The result of the amateur painter’s work was what a BBC Europe reporter described as “a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic.”

The shocking image sparked a wave of giggles and dropped jaws, and inspired more than a few parodies. British blog The Poke even started a #FixTheFresco hashtag to solicit images from readers.

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We scooped our jaws off the floor for a quick minute and found the funniest takes on the unfortunate restoration. Flip through the gallery below for a few of our faves.

1. Brutus Buckeye, is that you?

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This story originally published on Mashable here.