Behold the Monkey? Spanish Artist Botches Christ Painting | behold the monkey |

"behold the monkey" meme unfolds...


on a peaceful day in august of 2012, an unassuming artist, cecilia gimenez, made a beautiful restoration of a classic fresco, by elias garcia martinez, in the sanctuary of mercy church in spain.

though she could have taken greater credit for her talents, the humble artist was only quoted saying, "it looks great to me."

of course, she did point out one flaw in her work, as would any modest follower of christ, "maybe i haven't got the saviour's beard quite right, but everything else is perfect."

the reknown restoration has been retitled to "ecce mono" (behold the monkey), from "ecce homo" (behold the man), by its many faithful followers.