Monday, January 31, 2011

MASTERPIECE #468























Diego Velazquez, Spanish

And the Oscar Goes To...Gene Hackman in "The Pontiff," 1650

Oil on canvas

Sunday, January 30, 2011

MASTERPIECE #467















Carlo Crivelli, Italian

Hyatt Security Flogging Jesus for Stealing a Room Towel, 1468

Tempera on wood

Saturday, January 29, 2011

MASTERPIECE #466























Conrad Meyer, Swiss

Previously on "Toddlers and Tiaras," 1657

Oil on canvas

Friday, January 28, 2011

MASTERPIECE #465























Bartolome Esteban Perez Murillo, Spanish

My Neighbors Watching Me Vacuum Naked, 1665

Oil on canvas

Thursday, January 27, 2011

MASTERPIECE #464
















Bartholomaus Bruyn the Elder, German/Francesco Hayez, Italian

Women Suffering from Gas and Acid Reflux, Respectively, 1533/1832

Oil on wood/Oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

MASTERPIECE #463
























Bartholomaus Spranger, Flemish

Photographic Evidence That Mark McGwire Used Steroids, 1600

Copper

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MASTERPIECE #462

















Benozzo Gozzoli, Italian

If You're Holy and You Know It Clap Your Hands, 1461

Oil on panel

Monday, January 24, 2011

MASTERPIECE #461





















Duccio di Buoninsegna, Italian

St. Thomas Picking Bad Time To Ask Jesus For Gum, 1308

Tempera on wood

Sunday, January 23, 2011

MASTERPIECE #460























Barthelemy d'Eyck, French-Southern Netherlandish

Gay Catholic Bishop Forced to Stay in the Closet, 1443

Mixed media on wood

Saturday, January 22, 2011

MASTERPIECE #459

















Bartholomeus van der Helst, Dutch

Those Jerks Who Stole the Board With Today's Specials, 1653

Oil on canvas on panel

Friday, January 21, 2011

MASTERPIECE #458























Ludwig Knaus, German

Up Next on TLC's "My Strange Addiction": She Can't Stop Eating Pita Wraps, 1859

Oil on canvas

Thursday, January 20, 2011

MASTERPIECE #457























Jan Steen, Dutch

Seamstress Being Treated for Carpal Tunnel, 1665

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

MASTERPIECE #456




















Augustus Leopold Egg, English

Revisionist History: Mary Todd Lincoln Realizing She's Lost the Theater Tickets, 1846

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MASTERPIECE #455

















Henryk Siemiradzki, Polish

Alexander the Great's Assistant Trying to Find a Greek Place That Delivers, 1870

Oil on canvas

Monday, January 17, 2011

MASTERPIECE #454























Gerard ter Borch, Dutch

Young Carrot Top Getting Checked For Lice, 1652

Oil on panel

Sunday, January 16, 2011

MASTERPIECE #1064





















Guido Cagnacci, Italian

Runners-Up Congratulating the New Miss Narcolepsy, 1659

Oil on canvas

Saturday, January 15, 2011

MASTERPIECE #452























Henri-Pierre Picou, French

The Artist's Sister Threatening Him With a Knuckle Sandwich, 1846

Oil on canvas

Friday, January 14, 2011

MASTERPIECE #451
















Henriette Ronner-Knip, Dutch

Last-Place Finisher in This Year's Iditarod, 1909

Oil on canvas

Thursday, January 13, 2011

MASTERPIECE #450



















Eglon van der Neer, Dutch

Concubine at a Job Interview, 1675

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

MASTERPIECE #449




















Edwin Lord Weeks, American

Moroccan Shopper Looking For Parking, 1885

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MASTERPIECE #448
















Stephan Kessler, Austrian

Hope You Folks Aren't Vegetarians, 1660

Oil on canvas

Monday, January 10, 2011

MASTERPIECE #447
















Almeida Junior, Brazilian

Rapunzel, Age 12, 1892

Oil on canvas

Sunday, January 9, 2011

MASTERPIECE #446




















Francisco de Zurbaran, Spanish

Production of "Oliver!" at the Carthusian Monastery Dinner Theater, 1655

Oil on canvas

Saturday, January 8, 2011

MASTERPIECE #445























Hans Otto Julius Schadow, German

Sigmund Freud As Hamlet, 1896

Oil on canvas

Thursday, January 6, 2011

MASTERPIECE #443























Artist Unknown

Trying to Choose a Toilet Seat Lid, 1670

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MASTERPIECE #442























Lucas Cranach the Elder, German

Cardinal Albrecht, Really Hoping They Finish Painting His Office Soon, 1527

Oil on panel

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MASTERPIECE #441























Jules Joseph Lefebvre, French

Cupid Insisting He's Too Old to Breastfeed, 1866

Oil on canvas

Monday, January 3, 2011

MASTERPIECE #440



















Ludwig Knaus, German

Girl Picking Wildflowers (in Violation of State Penal Code Section 206.1(f)), 1857

Oil on canvas

Sunday, January 2, 2011

MASTERPIECE #439























Jacob Jordaens, Flemish

Walter Matthau in Broadway Revival of "The Satyr Who Came to Dinner," 1620

Oil on canvas

Saturday, January 1, 2011

MASTERPIECE #203

















Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian

Jesus Rejecting Mary Magdalene's Friend Request, 1834

Oil on canvas