Thursday, May 31, 2012

MASTERPIECE #850























Pompeo Batoni, Italian

Sir Gregory Turner, Telling the Story of His Hernia Exam, 1768

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

MASTERPIECE #849























Carl Rahl, Austrian

Hair Salon Customer Hoping To Get Extensions For His Comb-Over, 1850

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

MASTERPIECE #848

Joseph-Marie Vien, French

Emperor Marcus Aurelius Making Everyone Try His New Fruitcake Recipe, 1765

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #847

Couple Considering Adopting From Angel Rescue, 1763

Oil on canvas

Sunday, May 27, 2012

MASTERPIECE #846


















Alexandre Gabriel Decamps, French

Bobo, Master of Chimpressionism, 1833

Oil on canvas

Thursday, May 24, 2012

MASTERPIECE #845

The Artist's Sister About to Learn the Hard Way That Parrot Crap Doesn't Come Out of Silk, 1847

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

MASTERPIECE #844

Woman Warning Blind Date That She's on the Rebound From a Guy in a Rembrandt, 1663

Oil on panel

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MASTERPIECE #843

Brothers Respecting Mother's Last Wish That Her Ashes Be Used to Catch Walleye, 1663

Oil on panel

Monday, May 21, 2012

MASTERPIECE #842

Annibale Carracci, Italian

Why Little Jimmy Wears the Eyepatch Now, 1588

Oil on canvas

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MASTERPIECE #841

Manuel Castellano, Spanish

Doug, Trying Desperately to Remember Which is the Merlot and Which is the Rat Poison, 1824

Oil on canvas

Friday, May 18, 2012

MASTERPIECE #840




















Benjamin Vautier, French

Young Girl Befriending Tomorrow Night's Dinner, 1857

Oil on canvas

Thursday, May 17, 2012

MASTERPIECE #839























Jacques-Laurent Agasse, Swiss

Why My Niece Jennifer Doesn't Babysit For Us Anymore, 1830

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MASTERPIECE #838


Pietro Bianchi, Italian

Nuns Catching St. Francis Sporting a Massive Wedgie, 1728

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MASTERPIECE #837























Jean-Baptist Isabey, French

Hopefuls at Original Casting Call for Game of "Clue," 1817

Watercolor

Sunday, May 13, 2012

MASTERPIECE #836





















Jacopo Amigoni, Italian

The Quickie Divorce, Old Testament Style, 1739

Oil on canvas

Thursday, May 10, 2012

MASTERPIECE #835


















James Tissot, French

Spying On That Sailor Who Swabs the Deck Nude, 1873

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MASTERPIECE #834
















Junius Brutus Stearns, American

Up Next on the History Channel: "Amish Shark Hunters," 1860

Oil on canvas

Sunday, May 6, 2012

MASTERPIECE #833























Sir Thomas Lawrence, English

Queen Charlotte Thinking How Much She'd Love To Be In Her Sweatpants Right Now, 1789

Oil on canvas

Thursday, May 3, 2012

MASTERPIECE #832























Horace Vernet, French

The Artist Inadvertently Smoking His 7-Iron, 1835

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

MASTERPIECE #831























Francisco de Goya, Spanish

St. Gregory Unwinding With a Little Scrapbooking, 1797

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MASTERPIECE #830























Henrik Weber, Hungarian

The Artist's Family, Realizing The Studio Apartment Thing Isn't Working, 1846

Oil on canvas