Sunday, September 2, 2012
Soon after the mishap done by Cecilia Giménez when she tried to restore the Jesus Christ fresco entitled " Ecce Homo" (Behold the Man), painted by Elias Garcia Martinez over 100 years ago in the Sanctuary of Mercy Church near Zaragoza, news started spreading through the internet, provoking all sort of reactions from perplexity to merriment. There's even a petition circulating on the internet to keep the painting as it is.
Now the BBH London creative team Viv Yapp and AK Parker, decided to create The Cecilia Prize for amateur restoration. A prize that invites you to daub away at the original painting and "restore" it to the best of your ability and creativity.
After completing their work, the 'fixers' should tweet their masterpieces with the hashtag #ceciliaprize for a chance to win a poster of world famous Cecilia's "restored" Ecce Homo.
There is a gallery at Pinterest showing the already submited pieces.
On this other website, you can take a photo of yourself using your webcam and be the Ecce Homo.