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The woman, in her 80s, was reportedly upset at the way the fresco had deteriorated and took it on herself to “restore” the image.

BBC Europe correspondent Christian Fraser says the delicate brush strokes of Elias Garcia Martinez have been buried under a haphazard splattering of paint.

The once-dignified portrait now resembles a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic, he says.

via BBC News - Spanish fresco restoration botched by amateur

From delicate to derp.

Aw Jesus. …See what I did there? Ah…

For what it’s worth, at least the lady realized that she went too overboard and fessed up to it. Although…did she have to go and make the painting entirely derp before she realized “oh, this was a bad idea”?