Sixteenth Century Statue Repainted by Parishioner

February 24 2021

Image of Sixteenth Century Statue Repainted by Parishioner


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Europe's latest botched amateur restoration story comes from Caen in France. A recently repainted sixteenth century statue from the Church of Saint Pierre has been sent off by administrators after a parishioner decided to repaint the statue 'with colours like on statues that can be seen in Martinique'. The 'well-meaning' parishioner is said to have undertaken the work after experiencing a 'revelation'. Fortunately, the would-be restorer had used water based paints. Professional conservators are hopeful that the work is entirely reversible.

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