2013 Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine

Intervention Against Tasteless Wall Decorations in Hotels and Holiday Apartments.(Part 8)
Intervention gegen geschmacklose Wanddekoration in Hotelzimmern und Ferienwohnungen.(Teil 8)

Since 2010 I have secretly been slightly altering tasteless or boring hotel or holiday apartment art whenever I had the chance to.

Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine

Watercolours on a faded art print in a holiday bungalow, Temmen.
approximately 25x20cm.
July 2013

The 'Portrait of a Lady with An Ermine by da Vinci in new colours

The ‘Portrait of a Lady with An Ermine by da Vinci in new colours after my intervention

We took a 3 day break during the lovely summer time and by pure chance found a lovely little holiday flat in Temmen. the living room was decorated with three ancient art prints of paintings by old masters. unfortunately they were really bad prints and so old, that almost all the colour has faded and the images looked like cheap photocopies.

At least the owners displayed enough taste to try and hang copies of some real and great artworks. So I have decided to give the women some new colour and shine. This is the result and I do think the lady with the (now) blue ermine is very chuffed.

Before: Faded art print of  'Portrait of a Lady with An Ermine' by da Vinci

Before: Faded art print of ‘Portrait of a Lady with An Ermine’ by da Vinci

The tiny print with faded colours almost dissapeared into the background.

The tiny print with faded colours almost disappeared into the background.

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