You probably thought the Internet had finally grown tired of mocking the now infamous botched restoration of a 200-year-old Spanish fresco depicting Jesus. Except, not really, because the restored version is so profoundly ridiculous that it’s still ripe for satire.
Enter the Cecilia Prize, named for Cecilia Gimenez, the well-intentioned Spanish octogenarian responsible for the disfigured painting. After Gimenez noticed that the fresco in the Santuario de la Misericordia, a church in the northeastern Spanish city of Borja, had become a bit shabby over the years she decided to intervene. The new interactive website explains:
The Cecilia Prize for amateur restoration has been created in honor of all the fixers out there. Tweet your entry with #ceciliaprize for your chance to win a poster of the restored Ecce Homo, the painting by the now world-famous Cecilia Gimenez.
The contest has already yielded plenty of results — several of which are truly genius. Not feeling up to the challenge of creating your own? You can still browse the gallery, powered by Pinterest. Here are a few of NewsFeed’s favorite entries:
Lauren Hoffmann (@mrshoffy) August 30, 2012
A rather realistic depiction of Breaking Bad’s Walter White, this painting still maintains the integrity of the original, keeping Jesus’ posture and facial expression intact.
Rafael Valvassoura (@rvalvassoura) August 30, 2012
This depiction of Nigel Thornberry from Nickelodeon’s The Wild Thornberrys isn’t just entertaining, it’s also pretty impressive, artistically speaking. (Gratuitous fun fact: Nigel Thornberry is voiced by Tim Curry.)
mi contribución... ECCE-JACKSON http://t.co/hnpxH5Cp—
Rodrigo Padilla (@pixtoy) August 30, 2012
Everyone, meet Ecce Jackson. Oh, sweet, sweet sacrilege.
Hiran Matheus (@hiranmatheus) August 29, 2012
Another entertainer we’re not surprised to see. In fact, we’re surprised there weren’t more depictions of Gaga. (Hint: Get to work, people.)
Ellie Dougherty (@elliegracce) August 30, 2012
And of course, no Internet contest would be complete without a nod to viral sensation Nyan Cat.
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