Monday, November 20, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1829



















Giorgione, Italian

Joseph Couldn't Help Wondering Why the "Son of God" Was the Spitting Image of the Mailman, 1502

Oil on panel

Sunday, November 19, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1828























Berthold Woltze, German

Chloe Was Faced With a Quandary: Did She Go With the Classic "Sorry, I've Got a Boyfriend," or Skip Right To the Pepper Spray?, 1874

Oil on canvas

Thursday, November 16, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1827

















Pieter Aertsen, Flemish

Woman Flipping the Bird Behind Husband's Back, 1550

Oil on oak

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1826






















Francisco de Goya, Spanish

Yo, Painter Guy! What'd I Just Say? Get Off Your Ass and Clean Up Cookie's Boom-Boom," 1795

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1825

Francois-Andre Vincent, French

Alexander the Great Judging "The Entire Known Western World's Next Top Model," 1789

Oil on canvas

Monday, November 13, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1824


















Johann Peter Hasenclever, German

Brad's Once-Promising Legal Career Was Hampered By His Tendency To Get Aroused By Public Speaking, 1840

Oil on canvas

Sunday, November 12, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1823
















Aleksander Gierymski, Polish

Qualifying Round For 1st Annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship (Eastern European Bracket), 1874

Oil on canvas

Thursday, November 9, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1822























Rudolf Karl Gottfried Geissler, German

"You Children Don't Know How Good You Have It.  When I Was Your Age, We Had No Cars, No Modern Medicine, and Tweets Could Only Be 140 Characters Long," 1866

Oil on wood

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1821























Adolf Reich, Austrian

"...and You Can See What I Did Here With the Shorter Brush Strokes...Um, Mr. Weinstein?...Excuse Me, Mr. Weinstein?...," Before 1963

Oil on panel

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1820














Louise Abbéma, French

One Concussion Later, Henry Had Learned That It's Best Not To Talk During Eleanor's Backswing, 1872

Oil on canvas

Monday, November 6, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1819
















David Bles, Dutch

The Answer To The Question:  What If An Entire Family Had ADD?, 1869

Oil on oak panel

Sunday, November 5, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1818
















Alfred Provis, British

"Don't Worry, Eddie.  He's Got To Poop Eventually.  And Then You'll Be Able To Get Your Earbuds Back," 1872

Oil on canvas

Thursday, November 2, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1817


















John Phillip, Scottish

"Prithee, Dear Colleagues, Let Us Return To the Matter at Hand:  Are Selena and Justin Truly Back Together, or Are They In Fact 'Just Good Friends'?  I Move For a Vote," 1863

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1816


















Friedrich Ritter von Friedländer-Malheim, Bohemian-Austrian

"Oh, What the Hell.  Let's Have Another Round.  We're All Ubering Anyway,"Before 1901

Oil on panel

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1815























Jehan Georges Vibert, French

Wondering If It's a Faux Pas To Wear Pumpkin After Halloween, Before 1870

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1814























Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Spanish

Jesus (Right) and John the Baptist, Who's Going As Jesus For Halloween, 1655

Oil on canvas

Monday, October 30, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1813























João Zeferino da Costa, Brazilian

God Yelling at Moses For Printing the Commandments in Comic Sans, 1868

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 26, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1812














Philip Hermogenes Calderon, British

Satan Working Children's Parties Before Landing the Underworld Gig, 1868

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1811























Martín Tovar y Tovar, Venezuelan

"Great Moments in Phallic Portraiture (Page 312)," 1874

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1810

















Friedrich Ritter von Friedländer-Malheim, Bohemian-Austrian

Bill Clinton, Making Good Use of His New Nursing Degree, 1870

Oil on panel

Monday, October 23, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1809
















Carolus-Duran, French

Portrait of a Restaurant Health Code Violation, 1870

Oil on canvas

Sunday, October 22, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1808
















Géza Dosa, Hungarian

"What the --?  This Doesn't Look Like Outback's Takeout Menu.  Where Are the Kookaburra Wings?," 1869

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 19, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1807


















Lajos Bruck, Hungarian

Cover Shoot For This Month's Issue of "Modern Street Urchin" Magazine, 1870

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1806
















Friedrich Ritter von Friedländer-Malheim, Bohemian-Austrian

"It's Okay, Dad.  Lots of People Accidentally Put $95 Million Winning Powerball Tickets Through the Dryer,"Before 1901

Oil on panel

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1805















Enoch Wood Perry, Jr., American

Ernest J. Farnsworth, the Grim Reaper's Equipment Manager, 1868

Oil on canvas

Monday, October 16, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1804























Wojciech Gerson, Polish

"I'm Just Saying, Before You Do Something Rash, You Might Want To Consider Couples Counseling," 1869

Oil on canvas

Sunday, October 15, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1803























Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre, Swiss

Nanny Wondering What's the Polite Way To Ask Your Boss If She's Familiar With the Concept of a Robe, 1868

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1802














Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre, Swiss

What Men Think REALLY Goes On At Bachelorette Parties, 1849

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1801



















Edward Poynter, British

Sextus Marcellus Hated When the Roman Army Hired Temps, Because He Always Got Stuck With the Weirdos, 1868

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1800























Carlos Esquivel y Rivas, Spanish

Alaric II, King of the Visigoths, Stung By the Times' Bad Review of His Sack of Rome, 1856

Oil on canvas

Monday, October 9, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1799














Jean-Léon Gérôme, French

Okay, So It Wasn't the New York City Ballet, But To Heather, All Those Years at Juilliard Were Still Totally Worth It,
1863

Oil on panel

Sunday, October 8, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1798
















Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, German-American

King Henry VIII Pulling a Harvey Weinstein,
1846

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 5, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1797

















John Linnell, British

"Don't Do It, Jesus.  I'm Telling You, the Water Isn't Deep Enough For a Backflip," 1867

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1796
















Carl Rudolf Huber, Austrian

Later, Jim Would Recall the Stable Hand Shouting Something About Not Making Direct Eye Contact, Just Before Everything Went Black, 1866

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1795























Adolf von Schallberg, Austrian

"Sorry, Adolf.  I Didn't Notice This Pile of Dirty Laundry Behind Me Until Just Now.  Plus I'm Standing Weird.  Can We Please Start Over?", 1860

Oil on canvas

Monday, October 2, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1794























Jules Breton, French

"Yeah, It's Not a Great Job, But There's Not a Whole Lot Else You Can Do With an Applied Peasantry Degree," 1865

Oil on canvas

Sunday, October 1, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1793

















Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann, Danish

"Oh, There Actually IS Something Here in the Manual, Honey.  It Says 'Tip #4: When Standing on Ladder, Try Not To Fall Off,'" 1865

Oil on canvas

Thursday, September 28, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1792

















Walter Crane, British

"Yo Babe, Why the Attitude?  Your Tinder Profile Says You Love Picnics and Guys Who Can Pull Off Knee-High Boots," 1863

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1791























Artist Unknown

Waiter Trying to Remember Which of His Tables Asked For These Extra Napkins, 1863

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1790























Rafael Flores, Mexican

I'm Not Saying It's Bad, Son, But For Now Maybe You Should Just Stick With the Messiah Thing," 1857

Oil on canvas

Monday, September 25, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1789


















Jean-François Millet, French

Little Bo Peep Letting Everyone on Facebook Know She Found Her Sheep, 1863

Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 24, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1788























Edmund Leighton, British

"Okay, There -- You're a Knight.  Now I Suggest You Get Up Before Trump Sees You Kneeling," 1901

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1787























Hendrik Frans Schaefels, Belgian

"Hey, You Know What I Just Realized?  If We Start a Family Now, Our Child Will Graduate From Rehab the Same Year as Kylie Jenner's Kid," 1863

Oil on panel

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