Thursday, January 18, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1867

















Karl von Blaas, Austrian

"We Swear, Odysseus!  We're Not Trying To Shipwreck You and Your Men.  We Just Need Help Opening a Jar," ca. 1882

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1866























Gustav Holweg-Glantschnigg, Austrian

This Valentine's Day, Robert Downey, Jr. IS..."The Gondolier," 1882

Oil on panel

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1865
















Max Liebermann, German

"The Handmaid's Tale" Stunt Doubles Relaxing Between Scenes, ca. 1882

Oil on canvas

Monday, January 15, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1864















Juliusz Kossak, Polish

"But Your Excellency -- I'm Already Giving You the Painting For 500 Bucks Under Invoice.  What If I Could Get You Zero Down, No Interest For Six Months?  I Need You To Work With Me Here," 1881

Watercolor on paper

Sunday, January 14, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1863























Hans Heyerdahl, Norwegian

You Had To Give Kristin Credit.  That Was Certainly ONE Way To Make Sure People Paid Attention To Her Wedding Toast, 1882

Oil on canvas

Thursday, January 11, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1862























William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French

Traditional Provençal Celebration of Successful Potty Training, 1878

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1861
















Léon Augustin Lhermitte, French

"No, I'm Sorry, I've Never Heard of an 'iPad Mini'.  Are You Sure You Have the Right Apple Store?," 1878

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1860























José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior, Brazilian

Judas Kicking Himself For Not Taking His 30 Pieces of Silver in Bitcoin, 1880

Oil on canvas

Monday, January 8, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1859























Hugo Kotschenreiter, German

Maître d' Wondering If That A-Hole Superman Is Planning To Drop In Without a Reservation Again, 1879

Oil on canvas

Sunday, January 7, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1858























Christian Krohg, Norwegian

"I'm Warning You, Butter.  Hand Over Your Wallet, Or the Loaf of Bread Gets It," 1879

Oil on canvas

Friday, January 5, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1857













Julius Hübner, German

"Sorry For the Confusion, Folks.  These Are Just My 95 Theses Attacking the Catholic Church.  If You're Looking for the "Fire and Fury" Book, You Might Try Barnes & Noble," 1878

Oil on panel

Thursday, January 4, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1856















John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, English

"That Ferryman Skeeves Me Out, Orpheus.  Why Can't We Just Take the Bus Like Normal People?," 1878

Oil on panel

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1855























Franz Leo Ruben, German

After Yet Another Rejection, Raoul Realized He Needed a Better Pick-Up Line Than "Hey Baby, Let Me Give You My Crabs," 1878

Oil on canvas

Monday, January 1, 2018

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2014)























Seymour Joseph Guy, American

Sally, About to Teach Billy He Called the Wrong Kid "Doodyface," 1865

Oil on canvas

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2010)























Friedrich Eduard Meyerheim, German

World's First Drive-Thru Adoption Agency, 1858

Oil on canvas