Friday, December 29, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)























John Watson Nicol, Scottish

Immigrants Realizing Too Late That They Forgot Their Phone Chargers, 1883

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 28, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)























Ralph Hedley, English

The Joys of Substitute Teaching, 1896

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2016)










John Charles Maggs, British

"The Fast and the Furious 8: The Early Years," 1887

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2011)






















Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, French

Legendary Colonial Folk Duo, Patrick Henry & Garfunkel, 1817

Graphite

Monday, December 25, 2017

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2016)
















Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian

Santa Claus, Wondering if He Can Claim the Elves as Dependents, 1480

Fresco

Sunday, December 24, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1854
















James Clark, English

"Merry Christmas, Everyone!  I Made My Special Unidentifiable Brown Thing.  Dig In!," 1902

Oil on canvas

Saturday, December 23, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1853















Jean-Léon Gérôme, French

"I Am Truly Humbled By This Reception, Your Majesty.  But You Do Realize I'm Just Here to Install Your Cable, Right?," 1878

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 21, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1852




















Harry Roseland, American

Charles Couldn't Decide What To Give Mildred For Christmas: Another Diamond Necklace, Or That Divorce She'd Been Dropping Hints About?, 1915

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1851























Artist Unknown

"Yeah?  And Why Do You Think Rudolph's Nose Is So Bright In the First Place?  I'm Telling You -- He's Illuminati." Late 19th century

Illustration

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1850














Hubert von Herkomer, German-British

Cattle Call For "Whistler's Mother: The Musical!," 1878

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 18, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1849























Émile Pierre Metzmacher, French

Toddler Demonstrating the Hot Toy for Christmas 1877: Fisher-Price's "My First Child Safety Hazard"™, 1878

Oil on panel

Sunday, December 17, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1848
















Eduard Kurzbauer, Austrian

"Yes, Fred, In Retrospect She Probably Should've Said 'Spoiler Alert,' But We Naturally Assumed You'd Already Seen the New 'Star Wars' Movie," 1874

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1846























Eugène Romain Thirion, French

"Joan of Arc, God Has Chosen You To Lead the Armies of France Against the English.  No Offense, But the Truth Is We Needed a Diversity Hire," 1876

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1845














Édouard Manet, French

"Sorry, Sweetheart.  They Said the Boat Would Be Tied To the Shore.  How's Your Standing Broad Jump?," 1874

 Oil on canvas

Monday, December 11, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1844



















Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French

"You Know, Julia, I’d Really Love It If We Could See Each Other Again.  And Hopefully Next Time, in Slightly More Detail," 1875

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 10, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1843























Otto Piltz, German

As Noon Inexorably Approached, Edith Made a Silent Vow To Never Again Come To Work With a Hangover, 1875

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1842























Albert Anker, Swiss

Santa's Accountant Stumbling Upon Multimillion-Dollar "Nice List"-Fixing Scheme, 1874

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1841
















Paolo Antonio Barbieri, Italian

Team Pharmacist Whipping Up Breakfast For Russian Olympic Bobsled Team, 1637

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1840















Gustave Doré, French

"Welcome To the 9th Circle of Hell.  Looks Just Like the 8th Circle, But There's No Vegetarian Dinner Option and the WiFi Sucks," 1861

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 4, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1839























Berthold Woltze, German

"What Does Daddy Mean, He's Been 'Unfaithful'?  And What's a Massage Therapist?," Before 1896

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 3, 2017

MASTERPIECE #1838














Julius Arthur Thiele, German

"Hey, Look at Us -- Three Bucks.  Like What I Paid Your Mom Last Night, Blitzen," 1874

Oil on canvas