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