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Another "Beast Jesus" restoration fail in Spain

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The botched restoration of a carved-wood sculpture of Saint George is provoking anger, laughter—and an unfortunate case of deja vu. A Spanish art teacher’s effort to restore the 16th-century work is being compared to the infamously failed restoration of the Ecco Homo fresco, otherwise known as “Beast Jesus,” in 2012.

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Housed at the Church of San Miguel de Estella in Navarre, Spain, the sculpture shows a typical depiction of Saint George on horseback clad in armor and fighting a dragon. The sculpture was commissioned to be restored by the Parrish priest of the church and was carried out by the local teacher. Unfortunately, the 500-year-old artwork now resembles something out of a Disney cartoon: The uniformity of the paint distribution has left Saint George with a pink face, beady eyes, and a garish red and gray suit of armor.

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