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(WTSP)   "Artist" famous for botching a Spanish fresco of Christ gets last laugh as town experiences tourist boom, painting raises money, and she signs a deal sharing profits of the monkey jesus image. Plus, another excuse to crack up at the picture   (wtsp.com) divider line 110
    More: Amusing, Cecilia Gimenez, Christ, Spanish, account of profits, Borja, college town, experiences, tourists  
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2013-08-13 06:08:53 PM  
cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-08-13 06:16:19 PM  
Talk about making lemonade from a pile of donkey crap....
 
2013-08-13 06:38:43 PM  
and only at the cost of one priceless artistic treasure!
 
2013-08-13 06:39:02 PM  
Subby, when you type "jesus" instead of "Jesus" it's a sin,
 
2013-08-13 06:42:23 PM  
I choose you Monkey Jesus!
 
2013-08-13 06:44:20 PM  

rkiller1: Subby, when you type "jesus" instead of "Jesus" it's a sin,


But Subby isn't referring to the Jesus, he's referring a jesus, specifically the monkey jesus.
 
2013-08-13 06:47:46 PM  
Did I read that right? "Homo-style fresco" ?

/just kidding. I know.
 
2013-08-13 06:48:15 PM  
0384a3f1f2a95c13df53-d3cdc29d4254fd25c4be97fca5866bcc.r56.cf1.rackcdn.com
 
2013-08-13 06:50:07 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-13 06:53:44 PM  
The thing about frescos is; since they are usually painted on a wall or roof; they are subject to the subtle shifting of the material due to heat and cold. Thus, they can sustain considerable damage in a few years if conditions are right. As a result; many frescos require a large amount of skilled upkeep to remain in good condition.
 
2013-08-13 06:55:28 PM  
Hooray for rewarding mediocrity and dishonesty.
 
2013-08-13 06:56:31 PM  
cdn.ph.upi.com
 
2013-08-13 06:56:41 PM  
With the information network we have these days, it's possible to be ridiculed worldwide instantly for doing something stupid. However, since any publicity, even bad publicity, is an indication of some sort of fame, you can profit from your stupidity.
So, forget the book learning, start doing more stupid stuff, just make sure it's recorded.
 
2013-08-13 06:57:12 PM  
It pains me to see a painting destroyed in this manner.

I still laugh at the memes people have come up with though.
 
2013-08-13 06:58:36 PM  
media.boingboing.net
 
2013-08-13 06:59:00 PM  
Ah, religion.
In spite of suicide bombings, faith healing, and 'prosperity gospel', I still find the Catholic's version of Idol Worship the creepiest and hardest to understand. Hell, the 10 Commandments don't even count to these 'Christians'.
 
2013-08-13 07:00:34 PM  

tlchwi02: and only at the cost of one priceless artistic treasure!


Don't worry, there are plenty of others.
 
2013-08-13 07:01:12 PM  
$60k from 40k visitors, so $1.50 per person.  Homeless people make more money than that
 
2013-08-13 07:03:31 PM  
Can someone shoop this onto that Miami Heat female fan flipping off that Chicago Bull player? I would like to die laughing tonight. Thx!!
 
2013-08-13 07:04:21 PM  

rkiller1: Subby, when you type "jesus" instead of "Jesus" it's a sin,


unless you are e e cummings

he has a poetical licence
 
2013-08-13 07:05:47 PM  
Seriously, how do you KNOW thats not how he looked? You don't. Neither did the person who originally painted the picture. Nobody knows, they just made it up. Why the hell not? Make up characters in a book of "God", made up story,might as well make up a picture of how Jebus looked.
 
2013-08-13 07:06:45 PM  

rkiller1: Subby, when you type "jesus" instead of "Jesus" it's a sin,


...because it should be "Yeshua" or "Joshua bar-Joseph".
 
2013-08-13 07:07:38 PM  
Omahawg: Bob Ross
MOGGEE: I don't want
Apos: Passion of Christ
Oh man.... that is some good stuff. I think I ruptured a spleen in laughter.
 
2013-08-13 07:07:48 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Seriously, how do you KNOW thats not how he looked? You don't. Neither did the person who originally painted the picture. Nobody knows, they just made it up. Why the hell not? Make up characters in a book of "God", made up story,might as well make up a picture of how Jebus looked.


Everyone knows that Jesus had long brown hair, pale skin, and blue eyes. He's from Judea, after all.
 
2013-08-13 07:08:32 PM  
Temporary benefits. Permanent loss.
 
2013-08-13 07:08:58 PM  

Omahawg: [cdn.ph.upi.com image 495x330]


I never knew that painter guy did portraits.

All I can say is that does not look like a happy Bush, then again, it may be a self-portrait.
 
2013-08-13 07:11:05 PM  
At the bottom of the page (your random links may vary.)

download.gannett.edgesuite.net
 
2013-08-13 07:12:16 PM  

Justice By Zig: Can someone shoop this onto that Miami Heat female fan flipping off that Chicago Bull player? I would like to die laughing tonight. Thx!!


(shrug)

s13.postimg.org
 
2013-08-13 07:12:36 PM  
Well, I don't care if it rains or freezes,
Long as I have my farked up Jesus
Hanging on the wall of my museum
Through all trials and tribulations,
We will come from every nation,
With my farked up Jesus they'll pay to see him..
 
2013-08-13 07:18:28 PM  

Molavian: Don't worry, there are plenty of others.


Seriously. Go into any museum and it's nothing but Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Plenty of his mother, too. If there's one thing the art world has a glut of, it's pictures of Jesus.
 
2013-08-13 07:25:06 PM  
t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-08-13 07:36:08 PM  
o.k. so you got this ancient monastery with all these really cool religious paintings, frescos, icons, whatever. and the place is going bankrupt (if I remember the story correctly) because nobody goes there. suddenly some crack-pot old crone is allowed to deface a masterpiece painting of our lord and savior j.c.christ. and the sheeples are there in droves!. dropping the cash! it's an internet sensation. (second only to grumpy cat).
i'm not sure what this says about anything, but it is kind of disturbing.
/somebody with skills put grumpy cat in that painting.
//I will never change the wall paper
 
2013-08-13 07:37:25 PM  

tlchwi02: and only at the cost of one priceless artistic treasure!


This.

Taliban blow up millenia-old artwork, everyone shrieks. But THIS is funny, so it's okay!
 
2013-08-13 07:38:30 PM  
before I get hammered, I know j.h. Christ.
 
2013-08-13 07:40:33 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Ah, religion.
In spite of suicide bombings, faith healing, and 'prosperity gospel', I still find the Catholic's version of Idol Worship the creepiest and hardest to understand. Hell, the 10 Commandments don't even count to these 'Christians'.


Interesting Fark handle. I can't decide if you have a delicious sense of irony, or none at all.

/Alanis? Is that you?
 
2013-08-13 07:44:47 PM  
i277.photobucket.com
Potato Jesus wants in on the action..
 
2013-08-13 07:46:02 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Justice By Zig: Can someone shoop this onto that Miami Heat female fan flipping off that Chicago Bull player? I would like to die laughing tonight. Thx!!

(shrug)


Thank you.
 
2013-08-13 07:47:37 PM  

brimed03: Ow! That was my feelings!: Ah, religion.
In spite of suicide bombings, faith healing, and 'prosperity gospel', I still find the Catholic's version of Idol Worship the creepiest and hardest to understand. Hell, the 10 Commandments don't even count to these 'Christians'.

Interesting Fark handle. I can't decide if you have a delicious sense of irony, or none at all.

/Alanis? Is that you?


i.imgur.com
I'm the one winking in the back, you decide.
 
2013-08-13 07:52:11 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Seriously, how do you KNOW thats not how he looked? You don't. Neither did the person who originally painted the picture. Nobody knows, they just made it up. Why the hell not? Make up characters in a book of "God", made up story,might as well make up a picture of how Jebus looked.


Lulz.
 
2013-08-13 07:53:22 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Ah, religion.
In spite of suicide bombings, faith healing, and 'prosperity gospel', I still find the Catholic's version of Idol Worship the creepiest and hardest to understand. Hell, the 10 Commandments don't even count to these 'Christians'.


Maybe the 10 Suggestions would make more sense.
 
2013-08-13 07:56:31 PM  

brimed03: tlchwi02: and only at the cost of one priceless artistic treasure!

This.

Taliban blow up millenia-old artwork, everyone shrieks. But THIS is funny, so it's okay!


I'm not sure why some small, inconsequential fresco by an unknown artist using an extremely outdated style of painting has suddenly be elevated to "masterpiece" because someone ruined it.
 
2013-08-13 07:57:09 PM  

tlchwi02: and only at the cost of one priceless artistic treasure!



This!  She's still a stupid biatch.
 
2013-08-13 08:06:50 PM  

Foxxinnia: brimed03: tlchwi02: and only at the cost of one priceless artistic treasure!

This.

Taliban blow up millenia-old artwork, everyone shrieks. But THIS is funny, so it's okay!

I'm not sure why some small, inconsequential fresco by an unknown artist using an extremely outdated style of painting has suddenly be elevated to "masterpiece" because someone ruined it.



They say the same thing about Lindsey Lohan.
 
2013-08-13 08:08:25 PM  

PapaChester: Talk about making lemonade from a pile of donkey crap....


Maybe I don't take things seriously enough, but I absolutely love her painting, and I'm not being at all dishonest when I say it moves me much more than the original.  Paintings of christ like the one she ruined are a dime a dozen.  I've never seen anything like hers and it makes me giggle every time I see it.

It's one of the worst paintings I've ever seen in my life, but as art goes, that also makes it one of the best (just because of how different it is).  If I were rich I would totally buy it and hang it in my mansion.  At $65K that was a bargain.
 
2013-08-13 08:10:54 PM  

Foxxinnia: brimed03: tlchwi02: and only at the cost of one priceless artistic treasure!

This.

Taliban blow up millenia-old artwork, everyone shrieks. But THIS is funny, so it's okay!

I'm not sure why some small, inconsequential fresco by an unknown artist using an extremely outdated style of painting has suddenly be elevated to "masterpiece" because someone ruined it.


So much this.  The fresco she painted over was an antique, but that's all it was.  Antiques get ruined all the time in attics and basements and garages.  C'est la vie.
 
2013-08-13 08:11:26 PM  

Kiwimann: Maybe I don't take things seriously enough, but I absolutely love her painting, and I'm not being at all dishonest when I say it moves me much more than the original. Paintings of christ like the one she ruined are a dime a dozen. I've never seen anything like hers and it makes me giggle every time I see it.



Then maybe that stupid c*nt should have painted on a canvas at home, instead of vandalizing something that did not belong to her.
 
2013-08-13 08:11:42 PM  
bigbobowski:
/somebody with skills put grumpy cat in that painting.
//I will never change the wall paper


Okay.
i277.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-13 08:12:41 PM  
Also, part of what makes this funny is that she didn't mean for it to be funny.

If someone went in there and just spray painted a big butt on Jesus, no one would be laughing or celebrating.  This is funny because this woman was trying to restore it (and sucked so horribad at it).  It's reminiscent of I love Lucy type humor.  She tried.
 
2013-08-13 08:15:28 PM  

tlchwi02: and only at the cost of one priceless artistic treasure!


Umm.... yeah...

"Press accounts agree that the original painting was of little artistic importance"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecce_Homo_(El%C3%ADas_Garc%C3%ADa_Mart% C3 %ADnez)
 
2013-08-13 08:17:19 PM  

The_Sponge: Then maybe that stupid c*nt should have painted on a canvas at home, instead of vandalizing something that did not belong to her.


She didn't vandalize anything.  She had the church's permission to restore it.  Unfortunately, her art skills weren't terriby up to snuff, but she didn't sneak in the middle of the night.

This was some boring standard fare painting of Jesus and the whole reason it was in need of restoration is that no one cared enough about it to take care of it.  It was half peeled off the wall and given 50 more years would be unrecognizable.

But far be it from me to knock you off your high horse.
 
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