Friday, December 31, 2010

MASTERPIECE #79























Louis Jean Francois Lagrenee, French

Morning After the New Year's Eve Party (Trying to Remember Her Name), 1770

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 30, 2010

MASTERPIECE #259




















Gustave Courbet, French

Travelers Stopping to Insult Each Other's Beards, 1854

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

MASTERPIECE #219



















Marguerite Gerard, French

Surveillance Video of Illegal Baby-Fighting Ring, 1800

Oil on canvas


Monday, December 27, 2010

MASTERPIECE #52

















Pieter de Hooch, Dutch

The Bedwetter's Shame, 1655

Oil on canvas

Saturday, December 25, 2010

MASTERPIECE #247























Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch

Mary's Parents, Visiting From Florida, 1637

Oil on canvas

Friday, December 24, 2010

MASTERPIECE #438





















Artist Unknown

"Extreme Makeover: Manger Edition," 1782

Oil on fabric

Thursday, December 23, 2010

MASTERPIECE #437














Niko Pirosmanashvili, Georgian

Happy Holidays from the Stalin Quintuplets, 1909

Oil on oilcloth

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

MASTERPIECE #436















Stanislaw Chlebowski, Polish

The Third Wise Man, Detained by Authorities for Myrrh Trafficking, 1878

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

MASTERPIECE #435























Charles Willson Peale, American

If George Washington Had Lady Parts, 1776

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 20, 2010

MASTERPIECE #434




















Richard Jones, English

Matthew Broderick Goes Fishing, 1820

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 19, 2010

MASTERPIECE #433




















Benedito Calixto, Brazilian

St. Francis Blessing the San Diego Wild Animal Park, 1893

Oil on canvas

Saturday, December 18, 2010

MASTERPIECE #432























Unknown Painter of the Cuzco School

St. Ignatius Going to God for the High Five (But Left Hanging), 1650

Oil on canvas

Friday, December 17, 2010

MASTERPIECE #431


















Frederick R. Spencer, American

Family Portrait Ruined by Dad Distracted by Football Game, 1840

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 16, 2010

MASTERPIECE #430























John Singleton Copley, American

Paul Revere Appraising Item on "Antiques Roadshow," 1768

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MASTERPIECE #429























Thomas Waterman Wood, American

Farmer Analyzing New Employee's Urine Test, 1868

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MASTERPIECE #428























Artist Unknown, British

The Original Double-Rainbow Guy, 1812

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 13, 2010

MASTERPIECE #427























Wilhelm Trubner, German

"Great Moments in Phallic Portraiture," (Page 89), 1873

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 12, 2010

MASTERPIECE #426























Marie-Philippe Coupin de la Couperie, French

Lady Francesca of Ravenna Wooed by Lord Philip of Capezio, 1812

Oil on canvas

Saturday, December 11, 2010

MASTERPIECE #425























Juan Carreno de Miranda, Spanish

Jack Hanna as a Boy, 1646

Oil on canvas

Friday, December 10, 2010

MASTERPIECE #424























Hieronymus Bosch, Dutch

Urging Jesus to Crowd Surf, 1470

Oil and tempera on oak panel

Thursday, December 9, 2010

MASTERPIECE #423























Rembrandt Peale, American

Picture Day at Robin Hood's Elementary School, 1811

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

MASTERPIECE #422






















Adam Brenner, Austrian

Giant Leprechauns and the Women Who Love Them, 1840

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

MASTERPIECE #421



















Edwin Blashfield, American

Winners of This Year's Fastest Beard-Growing Contest (Karl Marx 1st; Thomas Edison 2nd; FDR 3rd), 1894

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 6, 2010

MASTERPIECE #420























Ammi Phillips, American

Woman in Dress from the Lou Ferrigno Evening Wear Collection, 1840

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 5, 2010

MASTERPIECE #419



















Rodolphe Ernst, Austrian

Early Attempt to Deal With the Problem of "Old Person Smell," 1884

Oil on panel

Saturday, December 4, 2010

MASTERPIECE #418























Workshop of Bernardino Luini, Italian

Jesus Playing Air Guitar With Band of Angels, 1575

Oil on poplar

Friday, December 3, 2010

MASTERPIECE #417























Wilhelm Trubner, German

Joan of Arc's Hideous Driver's License Photo, 1914

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 2, 2010

MASTERPIECE #416















Pieter Moninckx, Dutch

Cupid, Obviously Drinking and Gambling Again, 1635

Oil on panel

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

MASTERPIECE #415























Lawrence Alma-Tadema, English

Roman Woman Barfing on Passing Parade, 1896

Oil on panel