In Valencia in Spain badly restored painting of the Immaculate conception of the artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo. The painting belongs to the Baroque era.
A private collector has hired a restorer, but when I saw the score, I was shocked and demanded an explanation.
The man made another restoration, but the second attempt was even worse, and the canvas has changed beyond recognition. The face of the virgin Mary has become like a caricature.
A collector paid for the restoration of €1 200. Now he contacted another specialist who will try to restore the picture.
A similar situation occurs for the first time in Spain, and all because there is no law that would forbid people without special training to restore works of art.
The professional Association of restorers of Spain has demanded more stringent regulations for professionals.
Due to the fact that the restoration in Spain are not controlled by legislation, such incidents occur often.
One of the most famous cases occurred in 2012. The woman then tried to restore the fresco of Jesus Christ, which was in the Church near Zaragoza. The work was, to put it mildly, bad, but then the picture turned into a meme.
The number of those wishing to see the picture, which he called Fluffy Jesus, has considerably increased, writes Europa Press.