Thursday, September 21, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1786





















C.A. Ekman, Finnish

"Before You Do This, I Should Warn You, Axe Murder is a Minimum Two Hail Marys," 1854

Watercolor

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1785




















William Powell Frith, English

The Artist, Wondering If Maybe His Story About Seeing Monet At His Gym Wasn't As Fascinating As He Thought It Was, 1853

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1784























Friedrich Horschelt, German

When Your Neighbors' Remodeling Crew Starts With the Power Drills at 6 in the F*ing Morning, 1853

Oil on canvas

Monday, September 18, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1783























Giuseppe Bezzuoli, Italian

Just To Be Safe, Whenever She Read Erotic Fiction, Julia Would Periodically Check Her Pulse Rate, 1843

Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 17, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1782























Artist Unknown

Austria's Franz Joseph I After Eight Weeks on Jenny Craig, ca. 1849

Oil on canvas

Thursday, September 14, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1781















Thomas Baines, English

"Honey, Don't You Think You Should Put a Top On?  The Photographer From National Geographic Is Going To Be Here Any Minute," 1848

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1780























Paul Delaroche, French

When You're Halfway Across the Alps and You Realize You Forgot To Pack the Immodium, 1848

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1779












Carl Steffeck, German

"Now Hold On a Second.  I Was Under the Impression That Fomenting Revolution Was a Misdemeanor," 1848

Oil on panel

Monday, September 11, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1778























Georg Wachter, German

"Great Moments in Phallic Portraiture" (Page 127), 1845

Oil on metal

MASTERPIECE #1777
















George Catlin, American

Native American Riding Bearback, 1844

Print

Thursday, September 7, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1776
















Henry Byam Martin, British

Hawaii's Hottest New Reality Show: "Keeping Up With the Kamakawiwo'oles," 1847

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1775























Nils Blommér, Swedish

Darryl, Wondering If He'd Have Better Luck With the Chicks If He Switched To the Drums, 1846

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1774














Thomas Webster, British

"Sorry To Interrupt, Sir, But I'm Afraid We Don't Own the Rights to "Despacito," 1847

Oil on panel

Monday, September 4, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1773






















Charles-Victoire-Frederic Moench, French

"Okay, Okay -- I'll Make You a Duke.  Just Help Me Get Her Back to the Strip Club Before My Wife Comes Home," 1846

Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 3, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1772















Eduard Hildebrandt, German

Happy (Forced Child) Labor Day!, 1846

Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 31, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1771























Henry Pierce Bone, British (After George Hayter, British)

Queen Victoria, Back When She Still Used To Pole Vault, 1843

Enamel on copper

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1770























Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Danish

Study of a Nude Wondering What Zappos' Return Policy Is, 1843

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1769























Julius Exner, Danish

"You're Going To Kill Me, Jeff, But Now I'm Thinking That Statue Looked Better Where You Had It Upstairs," 1843

Oil on canvas

Monday, August 28, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1768























Francesco Hayez, Italian

As He Struggled To Reach For His Wallet, Phil Was Forced To Admit He'd Put His Toga On Wrong, 1844

Oil on canvas

Sunday, August 27, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1767

















Raden Saleh, Javanese

"It's a Lovely Anniversary Gift, Honey, But I Thought We'd Agreed We Weren't Doing Pheasants This Year," 1844

Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 24, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1766























Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Austrian

Schoolteacher Trying To Calculate in His Head the Number of Days 'Til Retirement, 1841

Oil on panel

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1765
















Johann Geyer, German

And Just Like That, Sheila Suddenly Remembered Exactly Where She Left Her Curling Iron, 1842

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1764
















Marie-Joséphine-Angélique Mongez, French

"Okay, I Gotta Go To Work.  What Time Am I Picking Him Up From Deity Care Again?," 1841

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1763

















Vilém Kandler, Czech

"Are You Sure Tights Are the Right Look For This?  You Know I Hate My Calves," 1841

Oil on canvas

Sunday, August 20, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1762























Per Wickenberg, Swedish

Oedipus, Now Wishing He'd Sprung For a Pair of Those Eclipse Glasses, 1833

Oil on canvas mounted on panel

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2016)











Winslow Homer, American

"Oh, Great.  There Goes My Phone," 1885

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2016)























Lipót Horovitz, Polish-Hungarian

Portrait of Sufferer of Polleximagophobia (Fear of Having One's Thumbs Painted), 1894

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2010)























Leon-Jean-Bazille Perrault, French

Phoebe from "Friends," Age 3 (With Smelly Cat), 1867

Oil on canvas

Monday, August 14, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)









Sir Edward Burne-Jones, English

The Five Muses, Plus the Chick Who Was Sleeping on the Bench When They Got There, 1882

Oil on canvas

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2014)















Jean Beraud, French

Twerkin' It On The Seine, 1879

Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2016)














Charles Edouard Boutibonne, French

The U.S. Synchronized Swimming Team, Getting Frustrated With Megan's Drinking Before Practice, 1883

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)










Henri-Edmond Cross, French

How the Amish Do Sunbathing, 1890

Oil on panel

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)























Horace Vernet, French

Trying to Decide Where to Put the Starbucks, 1827

Oil on canvas

Monday, August 7, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)
















Thomas Hovenden, Irish-American

Girl Sending Text on Her New iPhone Nano, 1878

Oil on canvas

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2016)














Fritz Zuber-Buhler, Swiss

Wondering When That Damn Ambien is Finally Going to Kick In, 1852

Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)















Edmund Blair Leighton, English

"Oh, Good.  Looks Like There's An Uber Driver Just 117 Years Away," 1895

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)















Ralph Hedley, English

Folding a Fitted Sheet (Attempt #32), 1898

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)























Kuroda Seiki, Japanese

Mary Had a Little Lamb, Its Fleece Was White as Snow, And Everywhere That Mary Went, She Had to Carry Its Lazy Ass, 1889

Oil on canvas

Monday, July 31, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)























Henry "Hy" Sandham, Canadian

Woman Being Terrorized By the Original Hell's Angels, 1887

Watercolor

Sunday, July 30, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2016)























Edmund Blair Leighton, English

"Where the Hell is That Drawbridge Repairman?  They Said Between 8 and Noon," 1916

Oil on canvas

Thursday, July 27, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1761























John Partridge, British

Prince Albert, Sporting His "Royal Family Employee of the Month" Medals, 1840

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1760























Franz Xaver Winterhalter, German

The Duchess of Leuchtenberg, Pulling Down Her Sleeve To Cover Her Gang Tats, 1840

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1759

















Author Unknown

King Christian VIII of Denmark, Rocking the Royal Short Shorts, 1840

Engraving

Monday, July 24, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1758

















Benjamin Haydon, British

"Before We Get Started, Can I Ask Everybody To Please Scooch Your Chairs Back About Two Feet?  You're Right Up in My Personal Space," 1841

Oil on canvas

Sunday, July 23, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1757























Georges Rouget, French (After Jacques-Louis David, French)

"Follow Me.  I Think I See an Arby's Up Here on the Right," 1840

Oil on canvas

Thursday, July 20, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1756























Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy, Russian

"Wait.  Back Up.  They're Letting WHO Out of Jail?," 1871

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1755



















Günther Gensler, German

Shia LaBeouf in "Lincoln," 1840

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1754























Elisabeth Alida Haanen, Dutch

"My Pickled Herring Brings All the Boys to the Yard," 1840

Oil on panel

Monday, July 17, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1753
















Eugène Delacroix, French

"I Wish You Guys Had Told Me You Were Hungry.  I've Had These Protein Bars On Me the Whole Time," 1840

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1752























Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, French

Raphael, Forced To Admit To Himself That Jeanine's Visits Were Becoming a Distraction, 1840

Oil on canvas