Monday, February 28, 2011

MASTERPIECE #487















Filippino Lippi, Italian

St. Peter Unveiling the New Altar Boy Uniforms, 1425

Fresco

Sunday, February 27, 2011

MASTERPIECE #486

















Jan Steen, Dutch

Another Oscar Party Ruined by Charlie Sheen, 1650

Oil on canvas

Saturday, February 26, 2011

MASTERPIECE #485























Edgar Degas, French

Semifinal Match, Old Maid World Championships, 1876

Oil on canvas

Friday, February 25, 2011

MASTERPIECE #484





















Duccio di Buoninsegna, Italian

Jesus Showing Buyers Cozy 3-Bedroom, Two-Bath in Great School District, 1309

Tempera on wood

Thursday, February 24, 2011

MASTERPIECE #483



















Edouard Manet, French

What Happens When You Start Buying Fabric at Costco, 1868

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MASTERPIECE #482























Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian

Visitors' Day at the Leper Colony, 1488

Tempera on wood

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MASTERPIECE #481











Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss

That Weird Yoga Class I Found Through Groupon, 1900

Oil on canvas

Monday, February 21, 2011

MASTERPIECE #480




















Edouard Manet, French

Actor/Waiter Getting Big Break as Extra in Famous Painting, 1879

Oil on canvas

Sunday, February 20, 2011

MASTERPIECE #479























Edgar Degas, French

Self Portrait, 1854

Oil on paper mounted on canvas

Saturday, February 19, 2011

MASTERPIECE #478























Dieric Bouts, Netherlandish

Jesus Suddenly Remembering He's Parked at a Meter, 1464

Oil on wood

Friday, February 18, 2011

MASTERPIECE #477























Bartolome Gonzalez y Serrano, Spanish

Colin Hanks in "John the Baptist: The Movie" 1600

Oil on canvas

Thursday, February 17, 2011

MASTERPIECE #476























Constantin Daniel Rosenthal, Romanian

Ever Do It in a Well?, 1848

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MASTERPIECE #475























Lucas Cranach the Elder, German

Mary Making Jesus the Nanny's Problem, 1533

Oil on wood

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MASTERPIECE #474























Gerard ter Borch, Dutch

Open Registration for Most Ridiculous Military Uniform Contest, 1650

Oil on canvas

Monday, February 14, 2011

MASTERPIECE #267























Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish

Cardinal Guido Bentivoglio, Wondering Who This "Secret Admirer" Might Be, 1633

Oil on canvas

Sunday, February 13, 2011

MASTERPIECE #123










Pedro Americo, Brazilian

Happy Valentine's Day from Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 1879

Oil on canvas

Saturday, February 12, 2011

MASTERPIECE #140























Nicolae Grigorescu, Romanian

Vlad and Lucky Mailing Their Wedding Announcement, 1850

Oil on canvas

Friday, February 11, 2011

MASTERPIECE #1



















Edmund Blair Leighton, English

Scientology Wedding, May 2003, 2008

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #55























Jan Vermeer van Delft, Dutch

Elsa Tries Speed Dating, 1657

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

MASTERPIECE #280















Jean-Leon Gerome, French

Setting the Mood with a Romantic Cockfight, 1846

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

MASTERPIECE #299























Georges de La Tour, French

Woman and Her Ex, Observing Anniversary of his Affair, 1626

Oil on canvas

Monday, February 7, 2011

MASTERPIECE #94























John Singleton Copley, American

The Artist's Mother, Reminiscing About Banging Ben Franklin, 1771

Oil on canvas

Sunday, February 6, 2011

MASTERPIECE #111























Laurent de La Hyre, French

Putting a Woman on a Pedestal:  Step 1 of 4, 1635

Oil on canvas

Saturday, February 5, 2011

MASTERPIECE #473
















Jakob Becker, German

The Boy Who Cried "Arson!", 1844

Oil on canvas

Friday, February 4, 2011

MASTERPIECE #472























Diego Velazquez, Spanish

God Answering St. Paul's Prayer for an Egg McMuffin, 1635

Oil on canvas

Thursday, February 3, 2011

MASTERPIECE #471














Edmund Blair Leighton, English

"The Bachelor" Season Finale: The Talent Competition, 1881

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

MASTERPIECE #470























Carl Spitzweg, German

The Cactus Whisperer, 1856

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MASTERPIECE #469























Dieric Bouts, Netherlandish

How St. Hippolytus Went From 5' 10" to 6' 8", 1470

Oil on wood