WATCH: Spain’s infamous, botched ‘Ecce homo’ painting spotted in history of art tribute in Japan

CLASSIC? The original ‘Ecce homo’ painting’s botched touch-up is making waves in Japan. Photo Credit: @blusewillis via Twitter

A TRIBUTE to the infamous ‘Ecce homo’ botched restoration painting from Zaragoza in Spain has appeared in a parade in Japan.   

The real ‘Ecce homo’ painting resides in Borja, Zaragoza.  However, video footage has emerged from the Japanese town of Kawasaki featuring a carnival parade and a host of costumes representing the history of art from around the world.

The impressive three-dimensional painting costumes featured authentic representations of acclaimed artistic pieces with participants painting their faces and standing inside picture frames.


The paintings represented in the parade included Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portrait, Johannes Vermeer’s Woman with a Pearl Necklace, Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

The footage also reveals the exhibition elected to feature Cecilia Gimenez’s amateur restoration attempt, ‘Ecce homo’, to their line-up of the history of art.

The original ‘Ecce homo’ painting’s botched touch-up, which has already enjoyed heavy coverage from the western media is now making waves in Japan.



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