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    How hard can it be to restore a 19th century painting?

    Apparently a lot harder than expected. Some of you may want to put your drinks down and make sure you have nothing breakable within reach before viewing.

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    How hard can it be to restore a 19th century painting?
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    See, this is what happens when you don't brush your teeth kids. That is one bad case of toothache.

    You missed out the middle picture which showed it in a really bad state before the botched job. Wonder what they'll do now.

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    I laughed so hard just at the expression in the changed version. Just picturing a crazy old woman "I'm gonna fix that shit. I don't know how to paint but how hard can it be".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFierce View Post
    I laughed so hard just at the expression in the changed version. Just picturing a crazy old woman "I'm gonna fix that shit. I don't know how to paint but how hard can it be".
    I like how she didn't bother to ask too. "I'll surprise them!"

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    You missed out the middle picture which showed it in a really bad state before the botched job.
    Fixed.
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    Sad capuchin.

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    Aah! I nearly died a little there. Good thing you warned us about the drinks.
    Jesus Christ, that's like vandalism. Well intent, but still.. wow.

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    Maybe the vicar said something about Passover, and her 80 year old ears heard "paint-over".

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    Ahh it's not that bad, could be worse.

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    If it was just the blank empty patches messed up that would be one thing but no. She says to herself I have to paintover everything.

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    its a lot better than stupid jesus weve seen a million times before

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    I find it curious how she inverted the bottom of the scroll.

    (btw, this is a hoax, right?)

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    THANK YOU for the warning. Argh. Vandal!

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    How hard can it be to restore a 19th century painting?
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    I guess she didn't learn her lesson:

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    I immediately thought of this.

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    Farvus: lol, Brilliant
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    Apocalypse is the church's bread and butter...they should just turn lemons into lemonade and stir up irrational hysteria about the impending Ape-ocalypse portended by this paintover.

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    A lot of those old masters, such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, used painting techniques like Verdaccio and Piambura.....if you don't know what that is, then it's no wonder why people don't know how to restore paintings.
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    How hard can it be to restore a 19th century painting?

    Oh god

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    Maybe she was just a big fan of Edvard Munch's work.


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    How hard can it be to restore a 19th century painting?

    It seems like the Brazilian gov hired her.
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