# Who Botched Jesus painting?

## Who Botched Jesus painting?

In 2012, an amateur art restorer in the small village of Borja, Spain, turned her attention to a fresco of Jesus Christ called “Ecce Homo” (“Behold the Man”). Alas, Cecilia Giménez’s “fix” rendered the face of Jesus — painted in 1930 by Elías García Martínez — wholly unrecognizable.

## Who painted beast Jesus?

Cecilia Gimenez
Last August, 81-year-old Cecilia Gimenez became a global laughingstock when she confessed to being the painter behind the “Beast Jesus” — an appallingly bad and unauthorized restoration of a 19th-century fresco in her church in Borja, Spain, depicting Jesus wearing a crown of thorns.

How much does it cost to have an oil painting cleaned?

Every conservation effort is different and depends on the damage. Cleaning an oil painting can range from \$100 to \$250 an hour.

### Can I use Dawn to clean an oil painting?

Briana Cecil-Satchwell of Overstockart.com recommends using a few drops of a mild dishwashing detergent on a damp, clean cloth. Test an inconspicuous area of the painting, such as the part hidden under the frame, by rubbing the solution gently over the dirty paint.

### How long do oil paintings last?

The answer to the question, how long will an oil painting last, depends on the fashion of the painting and the quality of the materials used. On average, oil paintings last at least fifty years or more.

How do you get cigarette smoke out of an oil painting?

The easiest thing to do is simply rub a slice of white bread over the painting. The nicotine buildup will hopefully transfer to the bread, so turn the bread to a clean area as needed. Bread is slightly acidic, so it can cut through the nicotine.

## How much is my oil painting worth?

Multiply the painting’s width by its length to arrive at the total size, in square inches. Then multiply that number by a set dollar amount that’s appropriate for your reputation. I currently use \$6 per square inch for oil paintings. Then calculate your cost of canvas and framing, and then double that number.

## How do I get a painting valued?

If the name is not clear you may need to use a professional dealer or auction house to attribute the artwork. If you suspect that your picture is valuable, take it to a specialist fine art auctioneer, such as Bonham’s, Christie’s or Sotheby’s.