Monday, October 23, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1809
















Carolas-Duran, French

Portrait of a Restaurant Health Code Violation, 1870

Oil on canvas

Sunday, October 22, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1808
















Géza Dosa, Hungarian

"What the --?  This Doesn't Look Like Outback's Takeout Menu.  Where Are the Kookaburra Wings?," 1870

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 19, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1807


















Lajos Bruck, Hungarian

Cover Shoot For This Month's Issue of "Modern Street Urchin" Magazine, 1870

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1806
















Friedrich Ritter von Friedländer-Malheim, Bohemian-Austrian

"It's Okay, Dad.  Lots of People Accidentally Put $95 Million Winning Powerball Tickets Through the Dryer,"Before 1901

Oil on panel

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1805















Enoch Wood Perry, Jr., American

Ernest J. Farnsworth, the Grim Reaper's Equipment Manager, 1868

Oil on canvas

Monday, October 16, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1804























Wojciech Gerson, Polish

"I'm Just Saying, Before You Do Something Rash, You Might Want To Consider Couples Counseling," 1869

Oil on canvas

Sunday, October 15, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1803























Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre, Swiss

Nanny Wondering What's the Polite Way To Ask Your Boss If She's Familiar With the Concept of a Robe, 1868

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1802














Marc-Charles-Gabriel Gleyre, Swiss

What Men Think REALLY Goes On At Bachelorette Parties, 1849

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1801



















Edward Poynter, British

Sextus Marcellus Hated When the Roman Army Hired Temps, Because He Always Got Stuck With the Weirdos, 1868

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1800























Carlos Esquivel y Rivas, Spanish

Alaric II, King of the Visigoths, Stung By the Times' Bad Review of His Sack of Rome, 1856

Oil on canvas

Monday, October 9, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1799














Jean-Léon Gérôme, French

Okay, So It Wasn't the New York City Ballet, But To Heather, All Those Years at Juilliard Were Still Totally Worth It,
1863

Oil on panel

Sunday, October 8, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1798
















Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, German-American

King Henry VIII Pulling a Harvey Weinstein,
1846

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 5, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1797

















John Linnell, British

"Don't Do It, Jesus.  I'm Telling You, the Water Isn't Deep Enough For a Backflip," 1867

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1796
















Carl Rudolf Huber, Austrian

Later, Jim Would Recall the Stable Hand Shouting Something About Not Making Direct Eye Contact, Just Before Everything Went Black, 1866

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1795























Adolf von Schallberg, Austrian

"Sorry, Adolf.  I Didn't Notice This Pile of Dirty Laundry Behind Me Until Just Now.  Plus I'm Standing Weird.  Can We Please Start Over?", 1860

Oil on canvas

Monday, October 2, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1794























Jules Breton, French

"Yeah, It's Not a Great Job, But There's Not a Whole Lot Else You Can Do With an Applied Peasantry Degree," 1865

Oil on canvas

Sunday, October 1, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1793

















Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann, Danish

"Oh, There Actually IS Something Here in the Manual, Honey.  It Says 'Tip #4: When Standing on Ladder, Try Not To Fall Off,'" 1865

Oil on canvas

Thursday, September 28, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1792

















Walter Crane, British

"Yo Babe, Why the Attitude?  Your Tinder Profile Says You Love Picnics and Guys Who Can Pull Off Knee-High Boots," 1863

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1791























Artist Unknown

Waiter Trying to Remember Which of His Tables Asked For These Extra Napkins, 1863

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1790























Rafael Flores, Mexican

I'm Not Saying It's Bad, Son, But For Now Maybe You Should Just Stick With the Messiah Thing," 1857

Oil on canvas

Monday, September 25, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1789


















Jean-François Millet, French

Little Bo Peep Letting Everyone on Facebook Know She Found Her Sheep, 1863

Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 24, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1788























Edmund Leighton, British

"Okay, There -- You're a Knight.  Now I Suggest You Get Up Before Trump Sees You Kneeling," 1901

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1787























Hendrik Frans Schaefels, Belgian

"Hey, You Know What I Just Realized?  If We Start a Family Now, Our Child Will Graduate From Rehab the Same Year as Kylie Jenner's Kid," 1863

Oil on panel

Thursday, September 21, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1786





















C.A. Ekman, Finnish

"Before You Do This, I Should Warn You, Axe Murder is a Minimum Two Hail Marys," 1854

Watercolor

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1785




















William Powell Frith, English

The Artist, Wondering If Maybe His Story About Seeing Monet At His Gym Wasn't As Fascinating As He Thought It Was, 1853

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1784























Friedrich Horschelt, German

When Your Neighbors' Remodeling Crew Starts With the Power Drills at 6 in the F*ing Morning, 1853

Oil on canvas

Monday, September 18, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1783























Giuseppe Bezzuoli, Italian

Just To Be Safe, Whenever She Read Erotic Fiction, Julia Would Periodically Check Her Pulse Rate, 1843

Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 17, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1782























Artist Unknown

Austria's Franz Joseph I After Eight Weeks on Jenny Craig, ca. 1849

Oil on canvas

Thursday, September 14, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1781















Thomas Baines, English

"Honey, Don't You Think You Should Put a Top On?  The Photographer From National Geographic Is Going To Be Here Any Minute," 1848

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1780























Paul Delaroche, French

When You're Halfway Across the Alps and You Realize You Forgot To Pack the Immodium, 1848

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1779












Carl Steffeck, German

"Now Hold On a Second.  I Was Under the Impression That Fomenting Revolution Was a Misdemeanor," 1848

Oil on panel

Monday, September 11, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1778























Georg Wachter, German

"Great Moments in Phallic Portraiture" (Page 127), 1845

Oil on metal

MASTERPIECE #1777
















George Catlin, American

Native American Riding Bearback, 1844

Print

Thursday, September 7, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1776
















Henry Byam Martin, British

Hawaii's Hottest New Reality Show: "Keeping Up With the Kamakawiwo'oles," 1847

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1775























Nils Blommér, Swedish

Darryl, Wondering If He'd Have Better Luck With the Chicks If He Switched To the Drums, 1846

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1774














Thomas Webster, British

"Sorry To Interrupt, Sir, But I'm Afraid We Don't Own the Rights to "Despacito," 1847

Oil on panel

Monday, September 4, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1773






















Charles-Victoire-Frederic Moench, French

"Okay, Okay -- I'll Make You a Duke.  Just Help Me Get Her Back to the Strip Club Before My Wife Comes Home," 1846

Oil on canvas

Sunday, September 3, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1772















Eduard Hildebrandt, German

Happy (Forced Child) Labor Day!, 1846

Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 31, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1771























Henry Pierce Bone, British (After George Hayter, British)

Queen Victoria, Back When She Still Used To Pole Vault, 1843

Enamel on copper

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1770























Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Danish

Study of a Nude Wondering What Zappos' Return Policy Is, 1843

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1769























Julius Exner, Danish

"You're Going To Kill Me, Jeff, But Now I'm Thinking That Statue Looked Better Where You Had It Upstairs," 1843

Oil on canvas

Monday, August 28, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1768























Francesco Hayez, Italian

As He Struggled To Reach For His Wallet, Phil Was Forced To Admit He'd Put His Toga On Wrong, 1844

Oil on canvas

Sunday, August 27, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1767

















Raden Saleh, Javanese

"It's a Lovely Anniversary Gift, Honey, But I Thought We'd Agreed We Weren't Doing Pheasants This Year," 1844

Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 24, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1766























Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Austrian

Schoolteacher Trying To Calculate in His Head the Number of Days 'Til Retirement, 1841

Oil on panel

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1765
















Johann Geyer, German

And Just Like That, Sheila Suddenly Remembered Exactly Where She Left Her Curling Iron, 1842

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1764
















Marie-Joséphine-Angélique Mongez, French

"Okay, I Gotta Go To Work.  What Time Am I Picking Him Up From Deity Care Again?," 1841

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #1763

















Vilém Kandler, Czech

"Are You Sure Tights Are the Right Look For This?  You Know I Hate My Calves," 1841

Oil on canvas

Sunday, August 20, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1762























Per Wickenberg, Swedish

Oedipus, Now Wishing He'd Sprung For a Pair of Those Eclipse Glasses, 1833

Oil on canvas mounted on panel

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2016)











Winslow Homer, American

"Oh, Great.  There Goes My Phone," 1885

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2016)























Lipót Horovitz, Polish-Hungarian

Portrait of Sufferer of Polleximagophobia (Fear of Having One's Thumbs Painted), 1894

Oil on canvas