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(Ars Technica)   Woman who restored ecce homo painting of Christ and inadvertently created internet meme has come out of hiding. Now wants cut of royalties   (arstechnica.com) divider line 38
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2012-09-19 11:55:55 PM  
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2012-09-20 12:25:41 AM  
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2012-09-20 12:48:22 AM  
I think it's a sign of the times that nobody gave a damn about the original, renowned painting, but will pay to see some idiot's abject failure at reproducing it.
 
2012-09-20 01:06:18 AM  
The last restoration that turned out this badly was led George Lucas.
 
2012-09-20 01:35:54 AM  
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2012-09-20 01:53:00 AM  
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2012-09-20 02:24:41 AM  
We'd like to pay her but someone needs to restore the Euro first.
 
2012-09-20 03:28:01 AM  
Rhesus Christ is one of the best memes to come down the pike since Raptor Jesus went extinct for our sins.

Good luck with those internet royalties though.
 
2012-09-20 04:24:08 AM  
If wrinkles wants money, she should have a tattoo of her painting put on her butt hole and charger everyone to see it.
 
2012-09-20 04:28:38 AM  
she should have it made into a paint by number kit and sell it on eBay.
 
2012-09-20 04:29:22 AM  
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2012-09-20 04:39:08 AM  
 
2012-09-20 04:39:36 AM  
Wow. I really have been living in a cave the last few weeks. Holy shiat, this is hilarious.

And "Rhesus Christ?" Seriously. Hahahahaha!
 
2012-09-20 04:41:40 AM  
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2012-09-20 04:42:22 AM  

Herman Borrach: Wow. I really have been living in a cave the last few weeks. Holy shiat, this is hilarious.

And "Rhesus Christ?" Seriously. Hahahahaha!


Yeah. When I first saw this, I laughed so hard I ripped out a good dozen and a half surgical stitches. Totally worth it.

I'm of the mind that the painting as is needs to be preserved. It really is a work of art. Before it was just another jebus picture. Now? Now it's an inadvertent impressionistic picture of jebus as a simian.
 
2012-09-20 04:55:18 AM  
How much you want to bet she didn't get "angry" until her family found out this was making money?
 
2012-09-20 05:02:48 AM  
Easy fix: "We'll be glad to give you all of the earnings from the painting, if you'll kindly reimburse us for the value of the original."
 
2012-09-20 05:46:05 AM  
Is wrong to wish that someone would just punch her in the face? Not hard enough to break her jaw, but many hard enough to loosen a few teeth and give her a bloody nose? Or if not a punch to the face, then how about a kick to the koont? I mean, seriously, she deserves it.
 
2012-09-20 06:15:38 AM  
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Yeah, dolan has definitely been outside of 4chan too long. Time for retirement.
 
2012-09-20 06:26:09 AM  
Better give her some of that Internet Money.
 
2012-09-20 06:30:53 AM  
You go girl! He is in your corner!


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2012-09-20 08:27:19 AM  
Why do these morons let an amateur do this kind of thing?

Why do morons all over the world 'restore' old famous paintings by depositing new blobs of paint on them anyway? Why not just paint an exact copy? Hire a skilled artist to examine not only the subject matter, but the painting itself. The brush strokes, layering of thick paints (oil paint), etc. Then build up a duplication.

Seriously you're damaging the original with all this new paint.
 
2012-09-20 08:29:22 AM  
Internet memes make money?
 
2012-09-20 08:41:05 AM  
She obviously deserves compensation, therefore, I hereby award her $1,000,000,000 in internet karma dollars.
 
2012-09-20 08:53:07 AM  
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2012-09-20 09:08:30 AM  

bluefoxicy: Why do these morons let an amateur do this kind of thing?

Why do morons all over the world 'restore' old famous paintings by depositing new blobs of paint on them anyway? Why not just paint an exact copy? Hire a skilled artist to examine not only the subject matter, but the painting itself. The brush strokes, layering of thick paints (oil paint), etc. Then build up a duplication.

Seriously you're damaging the original with all this new paint.


It's a fresco, so to duplicate it, you would have to tear out the old one. The paint this lady added is on top of it, so it may be possible to strip that away and get back to the original underneath, but I'm sure they're exploring all options.

And this lady needs to shove it. There's a pretty decent chance that she completely destroyed a minor, but apparently still known, work, after creating much of the damage that caused it to need restoration in the first place. I'm sorry ma'am, but you get nothing. You lose. GOOD DAY SIR!
 
2012-09-20 09:10:32 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Internet memes make money?


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Yeah, but you have to wait forever at a government office, and then fight to the death for your cut.
 
2012-09-20 09:40:37 AM  
How on Earth did that lady get chosen to restore this painting? Was she some local politician's grandma? It's obvious even to me she had no business touching it.
 
2012-09-20 09:47:14 AM  

cptjeff:
It's a fresco, so to duplicate it, you would have to tear out the old one.


Or paint the same painting elsewhere, you know. If you want to preserve an art, preserve it in spirit; eventually, the original will deteriorate and be removed.

You know that guy whose apartment is filled with junk, every box for every product he's ever bought, shirts and mugs he never uses from tourist attractions, his Ninja Turtles lunch boxes when he was in elementary school, etc? That's the whole world when we insist on preserving historic buildings and artworks forever. Eventually it's gotta go.
 
2012-09-20 09:57:45 AM  

bluefoxicy: cptjeff:
It's a fresco, so to duplicate it, you would have to tear out the old one.

Or paint the same painting elsewhere, you know. If you want to preserve an art, preserve it in spirit; eventually, the original will deteriorate and be removed.

You know that guy whose apartment is filled with junk, every box for every product he's ever bought, shirts and mugs he never uses from tourist attractions, his Ninja Turtles lunch boxes when he was in elementary school, etc? That's the whole world when we insist on preserving historic buildings and artworks forever. Eventually it's gotta go.


I'm honestly fine with not restoring the occasional piece it it's not particularly interesting or important, but this is on the wall of a church that's still in use, it ain't exactly clutter.

As for the rest of your sentiment, it's moronic. Historic preservation is not generally a very heavy burden on society, and it adds a lot to our collective sense of history and culture. And there really is a lot to be said for, "They don't make it like they used to". Just about everything we build now is cheap and flimsy, built by the lowest bidder. When you step into a small church that's been there for a thousand years, built from huge oak beams or solid stone with art carved and frescoed in over the centuries... Sit in one for an hour and tell me that that's not valuable, even if you're not at all religious.
 
2012-09-20 10:54:04 AM  

Pharmdawg: How on Earth did that lady get chosen to restore this painting? Was she some local politician's grandma? It's obvious even to me she had no business touching it.


She wasn't chosen. She did it on her own accord, and at the time the defense was "she's a bit senile".

/senile like a fox perhaps
 
2012-09-20 11:47:23 AM  
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2012-09-20 12:55:22 PM  
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I think it's a sign of the times that nobody gave a damn about the original, renowned painting, but will pay to see some idiot's abject failure at reproducing it.

Seems legit.
 
2012-09-20 01:55:37 PM  
So do we pay her in bitcoins or something?
 
2012-09-20 02:09:08 PM  
And any money collected should go to a restorer that knows what the fark hes doing.
 
2012-09-20 03:02:15 PM  
sure give her royalties. send her a check with a bill for damages/restoration of the original.
 
2012-09-21 03:55:26 AM  
Ecce homo.

Ecce. Homo.

Wow, nobody's going for the low hanging fruit here.
 
2012-09-21 11:28:04 AM  
So, she's "gone viral"?
S'funny how "viral marketing" is just another way of saying Free Advertising. Just Like Spam. I'd even go back to Jordache jeans. You're not paying for the (cheaply made) jeans, you're paying for the emblem.
 
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