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Re: Botched Restoration...
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 09:01:11 am »
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And it reminds me of this.


That makes me want to howl. Or somehow get enough money to save any other guinea pigs to be in that shop. What do you mean it looks scruffy? I like scruffy! :mad:
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2012, 11:54:01 am »
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That makes me want to howl. Or somehow get enough money to save any other guinea pigs to be in that shop. What do you mean it looks scruffy? I like scruffy! :mad:


"...revel in what passes for restoration in New Jersey"

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Re: Botched Restoration...
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2012, 12:45:58 pm »
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They were talking about this on NPR with an art restorer, Hopefully, the woman used stuff that is less sticky than what the artist used, and there might be a chance.  Maybe.

She also commented that this sort of thing is more common in the US, people try to clean a painting, muck it, try to fix it, much that up and show up at this lady's university's workshops that they hold, looking really embarrassed and begging for help.  If they've used something more long wearing than what the artist used, usually, there's nothing they can do.

 

That is just painful, but I definitely believe it happens more often than we realize. A lot of people seem to be self-proclaimed artists who really overestimate their own limits. Learning experiences are fun....? :whis:

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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2012, 01:49:59 pm »
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That is just painful, but I definitely believe it happens more often than we realize. A lot of people seem to be self-proclaimed artists who really overestimate their own limits. Learning experiences are fun....? :whis:

 I think it happens a lot with antique furniture (as mentioned above).  In some instances, it's not so bad; there is a lot of furniture out there that you can find a dime a dozen, and the only "worth" it has will be sentimental, whether from a family perspective or like myself, one of "Wow. That's old. How many hands have touched it, and what are the stories?"

But then... I don't even want to think of the rest that are actually worth both sentimental and monetary value... not to mention historical value. Nards.
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2012, 11:55:45 pm »
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I think it happens a lot with antique furniture (as mentioned above).  In some instances, it's not so bad; there is a lot of furniture out there that you can find a dime a dozen, and the only "worth" it has will be sentimental, whether from a family perspective or like myself, one of "Wow. That's old. How many hands have touched it, and what are the stories?"

But then... I don't even want to think of the rest that are actually worth both sentimental and monetary value... not to mention historical value. Nards.


I agree and for things of little value if the purpose has greater value then cool. It's personal and a congregation does have to share it. But if the purpose is restoration, why on earth would that priest have permitted someone who was not a professional? I don't get that.

I hope it can be repaired.

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Re: Botched Restoration...
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2012, 09:01:00 pm »
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...which is why this article makes my heart ache.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/aug/22/spain-church-mural-ruin-restoration


I saw this a few days ago >.< And while the story itself is upsetting, the video was quite funny, I thought.

And whoever mentioned Curious George, I agree...when I first saw this I thought someone was comparing Jesus to a monkey.
 
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Horrifying.  And also tragicomic.  And it reminds me of this.

 
I literally winced when I opened that. It's like they went out of their way to not only alter them, but make them as horrendous as possible. In no way do those look good, and to top it off they ruined antiques.




Not sure if someone has posted this, but The Guardian did a follow up a few days later.

I do feel bad for that woman, although I'm not sure how she didn't notice the mistakes she was making while she did it. Either she painted the whole thing in less than a minute, or she did it with her eyes closed. I hope they can fix it!
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