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Culture/Art/Literature news & information for Aragon

Curtain-up on Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' opera in Arizona
Culture Mon, May 21, 2018

Curtain-up on Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' opera in...

AN OPERA based upon the bizarre tale of an elderly lady's botched restoration of a 19th-century has been aired in Arizona ahead of its world première. Cecilia Giménez was 81 when, in 2012, she decided to restore...

Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' – the real one – emerges at Zaragoza antique shop
Culture Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' – the real one –...

A PAINTING of the thought to have been lost forever after it was inadvertently defaced by an 80-something parishioner has turned out to have been a copy – and the original now belongs to an antique dealer in Zaragoza....

Teruel cathedral to be restored for €1.6m
Culture Sun, Jan 10, 2016

Teruel cathedral to be restored for €1.6m

TERUEL'S iconic cathedral will be restored this year with a budget of €1.6 million. The spectacular temple was built in the late 12 century in a Romanesque style with three main naves, but by 1342 it had become a...

USA operetta based upon elderly parishioner's 'botched' fresco restoration
Culture Mon, Sep 7, 2015

USA operetta based upon elderly parishioner's...

A COMEDY operetta centred on the 'restoration' of the fresco in Borja (Zaragoza) by 85-year-old parishioner Cecilia Giménez will go live in the USA next year and be staged in the painting's home town in...

Cecilia, Ecce Homo restorer, to exhibit her works in Zaragoza
Culture Mon, Jan 20, 2014

Cecilia, Ecce Homo restorer, to exhibit her works in...

AN 82-YEAR-OLD art restorer whose unfinished work on the Ecce Homo went viral on the internet is getting ready for an exhibition of her works in the city of Zaragoza. Cecilia Giménez has already held an exhibition in...

Fresco 'ruined' by 82-year-old lady becomes international tourism sensation and raises 50,000 for charity
Culture Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Fresco 'ruined' by 82-year-old lady becomes...

AN ICONIC painting 'restored' by an elderly churchgoer which went badly wrong has turned out to be a lucky – and lucrative – mistake, says the tourist board in Borja (Zaragoza province). What could have been...

Cecilia offers to help restore Ecce Homo
Culture Sat, Sep 22, 2012

Cecilia offers to help restore Ecce Homo

CECILIA Giménez has offered to help official art restorers repair the painting of the she 'damaged'. A preliminary study of the fresco, which is on a wall in the Cathedral of Borja (Zaragoza), has shown that...

Ecce Homo "restorer" makes royalties claim
Culture Thu, Sep 20, 2012

Ecce Homo "restorer" makes royalties claim

When the Santi Spiritus Hospital Foundation, which owns the sanctuary housing the famously "restored" Ecce Homo started charging visitors a fee to see the newly 'updated' century-old mural by painter...

Tourists queue to see "worst restoration work in history"
Culture Sat, Aug 25, 2012

Tourists queue to see "worst restoration work in...

Thousands of people took part in today's annual pilgrimage to the Nuestra Señora de la Misericordia church in Borja, and then hundreds queued patiently to have their photo taken with the newly "restored"...

'Leave Cecilia's painting as it is', say celebrities and members of the public
Culture Sat, Aug 25, 2012

'Leave Cecilia's painting as it is', say...

OVERWHELMING support for the elderly lady who 'ruined' a fresco of the has been seen on social networks, and a massive campaign has been launched to leave the painting as she left it. Some 15,000 signatures have...

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