A well-intended but ultimately very underqualified octogenarian woman in Borja, Spain, has become something of an international art celebrity as her attempt to restore Elias Garcia Martinez's "Ecce Homo"-styled fresco transformed a more than century-old depiction of Christ into something else entirely.
Many have decided Cecilia Gimenez's new look has given the painting a vaguely simian cast, while others have gotten more specific in noting the painting's uncanny resemblance to the monkey-like '80s toy Monchhichi.
An inevitable satirical Twitter handle, @FrescoJesus, is more all over the map in deciding upon a resemblance, describing itself as a hedgehog in one instance and referencing its "action figure face" in another. Look at it long enough, and it's likely your own idea of a resemblance will appear, which may explain why it has become a viral hit.
An ironic online fanclub called the Beast-Jesus Restoration Society has given life to a Tumblr page featuring a collection of Photoshop tributes placing the fresco's fuzzy head onto a variety of masterworks including Michaelangelo's "Creation of Adam," and a Change.org petition started in Madrid has received more than 20,000 signatures in an effort to preserve Gimenez's version against any recovery effort, claiming that her "daring" work is "a clever reflection of political and social situation of our time."