One thing that can bridge both culture and language is a beautiful work of art. Who doesnât appreciate the intricate brush strokes of a Monet? Or the fine marbled lines of a Greek statue? Sadly, there are some people in the world who canât be trusted around nice things. Here are six clumsy individuals who should probably just stay home and avoid museums forever.
This well-intentioned Spanish grandma
âD.I.Y.-ingâ is a great way to save money when youâre, say, reupholstering a chair or renovating your kitchen. When it comes to restoring 19th Century frescos, itâs probably a good idea to call in the professionals. Thatâs what 80-year-old Cecilia Giminez of Borja, Spain should have done when a painting at her local church started showing signs of wear; instead, the well-intentioned parishioner attempted to âfixâ the image by painting over it herself, resulting in a hilariously hairy image dubbed âmonkey Jesusâ.
Art historians where enraged, but the internet was delighted and wasted no time in turning the botched painting into a meme and printing it on everything from t-shirts to keychains.
Everything worked out in the end though; tourism to Borja went through the roof as people flocked to see the disfigured painting, merchandise sales were rewarded to Giminez who in turn donated the proceeds to charity, and we were even blessed with Kate McKinnonâs brilliant Giminez impression on SNLâs Weekend Update.