Spanish artist Cecilia Jiménez, 91, became famous around the world after restoring the frescoes Ece homoBy Elias García Martínez, originally painted 1930. However, the work did not go according to plan, making the painting one of the first popular memes on the Internet.
The restoration of the fresco – a work done on the walls or ceiling – containing the image of Jesus, released in 2012, received a tribute from Borja City Council, the city. Spain Where work remains on display. ten years after, Ece homo He became a large-headed doll with an image similar to Gimenez’s “re-reading”.
Although at the time it was seen as a mistake on the part of the restorer, the success of the meme led to hundreds of thousands of tourists visiting the small town of Borja to view the fresco.
“This presentation is also a small tribute to Cecilia Jiménez, a Borja lover from her hometown who, inadvertently, took Borja to all parts of the world”, in a publication on the social network Lighting on the Exe Homo de Borja Foundation inserted.
Martinez’s work became more famous than before after Jiménez’s restoration. At that time the local police suspected vandalism, but after investigation it was found that the alteration was done by an elderly woman in the city.
The Spaniard defended herself by pointing out that she had received authorization for such work and was just trying to save the work, partially damaged by moisture and other wear and tear due to time. It was done
the truth is that Ece homo Martinez’s work has become a contemporary icon, with reproductions in a variety of products and locations around the world.