Thursday, April 27, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1697























Carl Frederik von Breda, Swedish

Charlotte, Suddenly Sensing Her Date's Getting Annoyed That She's Been Doing All the Talking, 1811

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1696























François Gérard, French

Family Reacting to God's Epic Fart, 1819

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1695
















Johann Christoph Erhard, German

Axe Murderer Taking a Break To Write in His Diary, 1819

Watercolor

Monday, April 24, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1694

















Juan Antonio Ribera, Spanish

"Wait!  Before You Kill Me, Let Me Just See Who's at the Door.  I'm Expecting Some Stuff From Amazon," 1819

Oil on canvas

Sunday, April 23, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1693























José Mariá Arango, Spanish

When You Start To Wave at a Friend and Then Realize It's Just a Mirror, 1819

Oil on canvas

Thursday, April 20, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1692























V.P. Mokhnachev, Russian

Listen Grandpa, I Didn't Want To Be the One To Tell You, But I Think You've Been Using That Hammer Backwards," 1818

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1691

















Charles de Steuben, French

"Okay, Before We Start Marching, By Show of Hands, Who Needs to Use the Restroom?," 1818

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1690















Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Austrian

"I Say You Were Right to Dump Him, Allison.  Hey -- If He Liked It, He Should've Put a Ring On It," 1818

Oil on canvas

Monday, April 17, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1689























Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German

"I Checked with God About the Facebook Thing.  He Says If There's Not an Option for 'Having a Supreme Being's Child By Virgin Birth,' You Should Just Say 'It's Complicated,'" 1818

Oil on canvas

Sunday, April 16, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1688

















Nicolas-André Monsiau, French

Alexander the Great Spoiling the Ending of "The Fate of the Furious" for Diogenes, 1818

Oil on canvas

Thursday, April 13, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1687





















Henry Herbert La Thangue, English

That Year the Easter Bunny Didn't Come So We Had to Hunt for Goose Droppings, 1901

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1686


















John Ferneley, British

"Yeah, Never You Mind Who Let the Dogs Out.  Who Let YOU Out, Smartypants?," 1818

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1685

















Albrecht Adam, German

Pa, Moments Before Getting Nailed With His Second FUI (Farming Under the Influence), 1818

Oil on canvas

Monday, April 10, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1684















Johann Christian Reinhart, German

Apollo Slaying the Python (Apparently Unaware You Need a Permit For That), 1817

Oil on panel

Sunday, April 9, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1683













Jean Alaux, French

A) Couple Having Staring Contest, 1818

B) Couple Having Staring Contest (3 Hours Later), 1818

Oil on canvas

Thursday, April 6, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1682





















Artist Unknown, Swiss

"Great Moments in Phallic Portraiture" (Pages 42 and 43), 1808

Print

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1681

















Emanuel Thelning, Swedish-Finnish

"Yo, It Sounds Like I Just Got a Text.  Could Somebody Down There Please Check My Phone?," 1812

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1680
















George Dawe, English

"If Either of You Guys Knows What To Do For a Heroin Overdose, This Would Be the Time To Mention It," 1809

Oil on canvas

Monday, April 3, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1679























Caroline Bardua, German

I'm the NRA, 1817

Oil on canvas

Sunday, April 2, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1678

















Christopher Wilhelm Eckersberg, Danish

Before the UFC Passed the Rule About Spears, 1817

Oil on canvas

Saturday, April 1, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1677























Charles Robert Leslie, English

"Don't Feel Bad, Todd.  Aristotle Got Me With the Saran Wrap on the Toilet Seat Too," 1812

Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 30, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1676












Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Danish

Revelers Celebrating National Arson Day, 1807

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1675























Louis Ducis, French

"Come On, We Had a Deal:  A Kiss For Trump's Tax Returns," 1812

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1674

















Louis-Philippe Crépin, French

King Louis XIII Leading His Court's Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training, 1814

Oil on canvas

Monday, March 27, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1673
















William George Stephen, British

"I'm Not Going To Lie To You -- It's a Fixer-Upper.  But You Can't Beat the School District," 1812

Watercolor

Sunday, March 26, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1672














Amédée Forestier, Anglo-French

French Politicians Congratulating Each Other on Repealing LouisXIVcare, 1914

Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1671















Louis-Léopold Boilly, French

Overflow Crowd Watching Napoleon's Coronation Outside on the Jumbotron, 1810

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1670























Michael Köck, Austrian

"Wait, I've Got It!  You're Michael Bublé!," 1806

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1669














Pierre-Nolasque Bergeret, French

King Charles V, Suggesting Titian Try Using a Brush Instead of a Roller, 1808

Oil on canvas

Monday, March 20, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1668
















Marie-Gabrielle Capet, French

"Psst.  I'll Give You Fifty Bucks If You Paint 'Douche Nozzle' Across His Forehead," 1808

Oil on canvas

Sunday, March 19, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1667























Jean-Baptiste Peytavin, French

How Babies Were Delivered Before the Stork, 1808

Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 16, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1666





















Alessandro Turchi (called Orbetto), Italian

David, Upon Being Told You're Actually Just Supposed to Pinch Someone For Not Wearing Green, 17th century

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1665























Fleury François Richard, French

"Yes, Polly, You've Made It Quite Clear What You Want.  But the Proper Term Is 'Communion Wafer,'" 1804

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1664










Vincenzo Camuccini, Italian

Roman Senators Throwing Caesar a Surprise Retirement Party, 1804

Oil on canvas

Monday, March 13, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1663























Benjamin West, American

"Excuse Me, Friend -- Perhaps You Didn't See the Sign.  'No Shirt, No Shoes, No Scalp.'" 1768

Oil on canvas

Sunday, March 12, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1662












John Trumbull, American

Alexander Hamilton's Controversial GQ Cover (Before and After Airbrushing), 1806

Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 9, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1661













Joakim Skovgaard, Danish

"I Know You Think Adam Is Cheating On You, Eve, But I Kind of Believe Him When He Says There's No One Else," 1909

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1660























Charles Meynier, French

Meditrina, Roman Goddess of Wine, Failing Her Field Sobriety Test, 1800

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1659



















Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German

Baritone Skipping Barbershop Quartet Rehearsal to Work on His Tan, 1909

Oil on cardboard

Monday, March 6, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1658















Johann Christoph Fesel, German

Cops Breaking Up a Free the Nipple Protest, 1801

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1657















José Madrazo, Spanish

"You Have the Right To Remain Silent.  Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used to Establish a Major Western Religion...," 1803

Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 2, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1656














Eugene de Blaas, Italian

"Umm... Honey?  That Photo I Texted Was Supposed To Be Private," 1901

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1655





















Gebhard Fugel, German

Out of High-Concept Miracle Ideas, Jesus Resorts to Curing Male-Pattern Baldness, 1909

Fresco

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1654















Wojciech Kossak, Polish

"Sorry Folks, But I Clocked You Plowing 40 in a 25 Furrows-Per-Hour Zone," 1909

Oil on canvas

Monday, February 27, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1653























Paul de La Boulaye, French

Joan of Arc, Off to Chat With Her Neighbor About Turning Down His Stereo, 1909

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1652





















Master of the Prayer Books of Around 1500, Flemish

Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Doing the Right Thing, ca. 1490

Illumination on parchment

Sunday, February 26, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1651



















Karel Myslbek, Czech

"So What Do You Say?  Should We Try CPR, or Just Rob Him and Call It a Day?," 1909

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1650























Piero del Pollaiolo, Italian

"Darn -- I Never Thought I'd Be Up Here, So I Didn't Write a Speech," 1475

Oil on canvas

Thursday, February 23, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1649























Oleksandr Murashko, Ukrainian

"Oh No -- I Forgot To Tell Our Cult Leader That I Have To Miss Saturday's Brainwashing For a Wedding," 1909

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1648


















James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American

Oscars Seat Filler Busting Her Ass in Final Week of Training, 1871

Oil on canvas