Cecilia Gimenez

It’s hazy in University Place today, but it’s not too hot and there’s a cool breeze.  It’s going to be a nice day.

This is too funny, although I feel bad for the elderly woman at the center of this controversy.  The woman, who is in her 80’s and had the best of intentions, attempted to restore a 120 year old fresco of Jesus in an old church in Spain.  You can read about it pretty much anywhere on the Internet, but here’s an account from the Toronto Sun.  (photo below courtesy of The Toronto Sun.)


Photo courtesy of The Toronto Sun

The original painting is not a masterpiece, and the artist is of marginal notoriety at best.  This painting was never really famous, but in this Internet age, it’s the most famous painting on the planet this week, thanks to this good woman.  If it hadn’t been for her, this painting would likely have remained obscure until the end of time.  Again, I feel bad for the woman, but I hope the leaders and parishioners at her church will find it in their hearts to forgive her.

So, the title of this post is “Life Imitates Art”. How so?  Well the art in question here is not the painting, rather it is an episode of “Seinfeld”, where George sees that he was inadvertently included in a photo of his boss’ family. 


Before and after: Artistic license gone too far


He temporarily steals the photo from his boss’ desk and takes it to a photo processing shop to get the image of him removed.  Well, the photo processor took his artistic license a little too far.  He was as proud of his work as I’m sure that woman was initially.