Thursday, February 28, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2149























Karel Purkyne, Czech

Dentist Wondering Why All His Yelp Reviews Keep Using the Word "Sadistic," 1860

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2148














Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French

"I Suggest You Hurry Up and Finish Painting Me.  There's a Park Ranger Coming and He Looks Pissed," 1859

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2147















Jean-Léon Gérôme, French

"I'm Afraid You're a Bit Early, Mr. Kraft.  Our Appointment Isn't Until 4," 1859

Oil on canvas

Monday, February 25, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2146















Andrea Gastaldi, Italian

Heldar Was Basically Useless at Marauding Until He'd Had His Morning Cup of Coffee, 1867

Oil on canvas

Sunday, February 24, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2145























Alessandro Turchi, Italian

"Thank You So Much!  And Thank You To the Academy!  I Share This Award With All the Other Shepherds Nominated in My Category...", ca. 1620

Oil on canvas

Thursday, February 21, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2144


















Ernst Hildebrand, German

"He's Not a Bad Singer, Sis, But That Outfit?  It's SO 1685," 1859

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2143























Rafael Flores, Mexican

"Satan's Secret Recipe Calls For Roasting Each Sinner For Two Hours at 425 Degrees.  Unless It's Summertime, In Which Case He Likes To Grill Them Out Back on the Barbecue," 1855

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2142























Johann Köler, Estonian

Hercules, Suddenly Wishing He'd Remembered To Bring a Pooper Scooper, ca. 1855

Oil on canvas

Monday, February 18, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2141























Francisco Laso, Peruvian

You Could Always Count on Todd To Be the Guest With the Most Unusual Gift at the Baby Shower, 1855

Oil on canvas

Sunday, February 17, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2140























Leopold Loeffler, Polish-Russian

Though His Family Loved It, Cliff's Ventriloquist Act Somehow Failed To Find a Larger Audience, 1853

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2139























Robert Braithwaite Martineau, English

"Trust Me -- You Do NOT Want To Go In There For Awhile," 1855

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #2138























Hans Heinrich Bebie, Swiss

"Here's a Good One For You, Grandpa. 'Single White Female Seeks Sugar Daddy With a Ben Franklin Vibe,'" ca. 1852

Oil on panel

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2137























William Bouguereau, French

"Baby, I'm Thinking Let's Keep It Simple This Valentine's Day and Just Go Out to Dinner.  Preferably Some Place With a Casual Dress Code," 1850

Oil on canvas

Monday, February 11, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2136























Johannes Vermeer, Dutch

"It's Another Photo From Mr. Bezos, Ma'am.  It's Like the Others, But This Time He Got Creative With the Lighting," ca. 1667

Oil on canvas

Sunday, February 10, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2135























Leopold Löffler, Polish

"I Know You're Not Thrilled About Marrying Your First Cousin, My Dear, But This Way, At Least We Know He's From a Good Family," 1852

Oil on canvas

Thursday, February 7, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2134






















Sir Frederic Lord Leighton, English

Let Me Guess.  Lizzie Dropped Her Book in the Toilet Again, 1877

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2133
















Jean-Georges Béraud, French

The Lost Marx Brothers Classic, "A Slap Fight at the Opera," 1889

Oil on panel

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2132























Joseph Severn, English

"Sorry To Bother You, Ms. Queen of Scots, But Before You're Beheaded, Could We Get Your Autograph?," 1850

Oil on canvas

Monday, February 4, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2131
















Thomas Faed, Scottish

The Dennison Family, Getting Portrait-Bombed By Some Dude in the Forest, 1851

Oil on canvas

Sunday, February 3, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2130























Mihály Vorossipkas Kovács, Hungarian

All Dressed Up With No One To Bludgeon, 1852

Oil on canvas