Tuesday, December 31, 2013

MASTERPIECE #961























Joseph Aved, French-Dutch

The Marquis of Mirabeau, Wanting to Know Who Left Their Crap on his Desk, 1744

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 29, 2013

MASTERPIECE #960

















Edouard Manet, French

Mary Poppins After the Lobotomy, 1879

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 26, 2013

MASTERPIECE #959



















Edouard Manet, French

Why You Probably Shouldn't Expect Any More Narnia Movies For Awhile, 1880

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MASTERPIECE #958













Pietro Saltini, Italian

Enjoying Grandpa's Annual R-Rated Nativity Puppet Show, 1863

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

MASTERPIECE #957























El Greco, Spanish

The Baby Jesus Casually Asking If the Myrrh Came With a Gift Receipt, 1619

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 23, 2013

MASTERPIECE #956






















Luigi Ademollo, Italian

Israeli Family Telling Santa He Should Have Made a Right at Iraq, 1816

Fresco

Sunday, December 22, 2013

MASTERPIECE #955


















Viggo Johansen, Danish

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree. . . How Flammable Are Your Branches, 1891

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 15, 2013

MASTERPIECE #954

















Jean-Francois Millet, French

The Sesame Street Strangler Hiding Snuffalupagus' Body, 1852

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 12, 2013

MASTERPIECE #953





















Theodore Roussel, French

Ashley the "Free Spirit," About to Get Kicked Out of Barnes & Noble Again, 1887

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

MASTERPIECE #952















Otto van Veen, Southern Netherlandish

The Artist's Family, Getting a Little Tired of Posing for the Christmas Card, 1584

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

MASTERPIECE #951























Carolus-Duran, French

Supermodel Undressing Backstage at the Victorian Secret Fashion Show, 1869

Oil on canvas

Friday, December 6, 2013

MASTERPIECE #950























Merry-Joseph Blondel, French

The Count of Toulouse's Topps Rookie Card (Featuring His Famous "Called Shot"), 1840

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #949























Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch

Carrie Underwood's Agent After Reading the Review in Variety, 1890

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #948























Jozsef Borsos, Hungarian

Hungarian Army Officer, Wondering Why No One is Answering That F-ing Phone, 1848

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 5, 2013

MASTERPIECE #947























Gustave Courbet, French

Man Wondering If The Problem Might Be His Conditioner, 1842

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

MASTERPIECE #946























Laurent de La Hyre, French

Spotters Helping Jesus With His Double Front Handspring Into a Roundoff, 1629

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

MASTERPIECE #945





















Karoly Ferenczy, Hungarian

Awkward Performing Arts High School Prom Photos.com, 1908

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #944



















Nikolaus Knupfer, Dutch

Rodney and Sharon, God's Next-Door Neighbors, 1639

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 1, 2013

MASTERPIECE #943



















Francisco de Zubaran, Spanish

"Hi!  Welcome to Hooters," 1630

Oil on canvas

Saturday, November 30, 2013

MASTERPIECE #942
















Caravaggio, Italian

Explaining How a Diaphragm Works, 1598

Oil on canvas

Friday, November 29, 2013

New "THAT IS PRICELESS" e-Book Collection! A mere $2.99!






















Sure, there's already one "That Is Priceless" book out there on Amazon, but as the gallery closes in on its 1000th Masterpiece, I figured it was high time for a new collection.  "That Is Priceless Goes To France" is an assortment of re-titled paintings from the best museums in yes, France -- making it the perfect companion on your next European vacation (but equally enjoyable to read right here in the good ol' US of A).  Full disclosure:  thanks to France being home to art's 800-pound gorilla, the Louvre, you might recognize a couple of Masterpieces from the first book, but there's a whole panoply of new stuff, so check it out!

MASTERPIECE #941























Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch

Adam Telling Eve About That New Spray Tanning Place Over In Nod, 1674

Oil on panel

Thursday, November 28, 2013

MASTERPIECE #940

















Francesco Hayez, Italian

Black Friday Gets Ugly at the Paramus Mall, 1867

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

MASTERPIECE #939























Jean Benner, French

"Sorry, Folks.  Costco Was Out Of Turkeys, So I Had To Improvise," 1899

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

MASTERPIECE #938















Maximilien Luce, French

Proof That This "Knockout Game" Thing Is Getting Out of Control, 1903

Oil on canvas

Monday, November 25, 2013

MASTERPIECE #937

















Andrea Mantegna, Italian

The Baby Jesus Telling The Aristocrats Joke, 1495

Distemper on linen

Sunday, November 24, 2013

MASTERPIECE #936



















Ramon Casas i Carbo, Spanish

"Duck Dynasty" Stars Biking Through France, 1897

Oil on canvas

Thursday, November 21, 2013

MASTERPIECE #935




















Jean-Frederic Bazille, French

JC Penney Underwear Models Taking a Five, 1869

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MASTERPIECE #934























Frans Hals, Dutch

Saint John the Evangelist, Really Wishing The Renters Would Oil Their Bedsprings, 1625

Oil on canvas

Sunday, November 17, 2013

MASTERPIECE #933























William Powell Frith, English

Jennifer Lawrence Guest-Starring on "Downton Abbey," 1872

Oil on canvas

Friday, November 15, 2013

MASTERPIECE #932























Pieter de Hooch, Dutch

Mother Cutting The Cheese In Front Of Her Son, 1660

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MASTERPIECE #931


















Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French

Not What I Meant When I Said Grandpa Needs Full-Time Nursing, 1767

Oil on canvas

Sunday, November 10, 2013

MASTERPIECE #930


















Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian

Angel Warning Isaac That Somebody's Getting This on Their iPhone, 1594

Oil on canvas

Thursday, November 7, 2013

MASTERPIECE #929


















Gerard ter Borch, Dutch

Woman Walking In On Someone In The Stall, 1654

Oil on panel

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

MASTERPIECE #928


















Jacques Wilbaut, French

French Duchess and Friends Checking Wig Stocks, 1775

Oil on canvas

Sunday, November 3, 2013

MASTERPIECE #927























Joseph Ducreux, French

Portrait of the Artist Going All Jackie Chan On Your Ass, 1783

 Oil on canvas

Friday, November 1, 2013

MASTERPIECE #926























Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French

Amy Adams as Young Mark Twain, 1881

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

MASTERPIECE #925
















Briton Riviere, Irish

Daniel in the Lions' Den, Watching The Series On Their Plasma Screen, 1890

Oil on canvas

Sunday, October 27, 2013

MASTERPIECE #924


















Peter Paul Rubens, Southern Netherlandish

"Jackass Presents:  Bad Grandpas," 1609

Oil on panel

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MASTERPIECE #923

















Cesar van Everdingen, Dutch

Woman With a Nice Pair of Peaches, 1650

Oil on canvas

Sunday, October 20, 2013

MASTERPIECE #922























Jean-Leon Gerome, French

Napoleon, Visibly Excited By The Thought of Conquering Egypt, 1863

Oil on panel

Thursday, October 17, 2013

MASTERPIECE #921























John Trumbull, American

The Founding Fathers Formally Presenting Their Open Letter to Miley Cyrus, 1780

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

MASTERPIECE #920























Paul Cezanne, French

This Year's Hot Halloween Costume: Walter White, 1885

Oil on canvas

Sunday, October 13, 2013

MASTERPIECE #919


















Sir Joshua Reynolds, British

Stage Actor Wondering What A**hole Didn't Turn Off His Cell Phone, 1748

Oil on canvas

Friday, October 11, 2013

MASTERPIECE #918













Vincenzo Camuccini, Italian

Republican Senators Forcing Government Shutdown, 1804

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MASTERPIECE #917











Pieter Lastman, Dutch

Previously on "Hillbilly Handfishin,'" 1625

Color on canvas

Monday, October 7, 2013

MASTERPIECE #916























Titian, Italian

Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Whoop Ass, 1550

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 3, 2013

MASTERPIECE #915























Stefano di Giovanni, Italian

Saint Paul the Anchorite Being Stopped-and-Frisked by Saint Anthony the Great, 1445

Tempera on wood

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MASTERPIECE #914























Titian, Italian

Proof That, While Slimming, Black is not a Miracle Worker, 1550

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MASTERPIECE #913























Sebastiano Ricci, Italian

Angel Telling Saint Peter There Are Donuts in the Prison Kitchen, 1710

Oil on canvas