26 February 2013

Good Art #21. Ecce Homo.

Cecilia Giminez's shocking restoration of a 19th century fresco depicting Jesus has been on my mind ever since I first saw it in 2012. It's hilarious, there's no doubting that, and it's popular; people love it. So much so that as tourists flocked to see it, authorities began charging an admission fee and hired a security guard. If nothing else, it brings a smile to your face and has a lasting impression. It's all in the eyes.

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