Monday, December 31, 2018

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2013)


















Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French

Not What I Meant When I Said Grandpa Needs Full-Time Nursing, 1767

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 30, 2018

A PRICELESS HOLIDAY CLASSIC (2015)























Anders Zorn, Swedish

Uncle Wilbur, Just Drunk Enough to Say Something Racist, 1892

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 27, 2018

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2015)























George Frederick Harris, Welsh

Boy Showing Mom How He Feels About Being Forced to Take Harp Lessons, 1882

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2016)












Michael Ancher, Danish

Amish Bachelorette Party Enjoying a Performance by The Thunder From Down Under, 1903

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

A PRICELESS HOLIDAY CLASSIC (2010)























Matthias Stom, Dutch

Mary's Parents, Visiting From Florida, 1637

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 24, 2018

A PRICELESS HOLIDAY CLASSIC (2009)























Heinrich Hofmann, German

Baby Jesus Accusing Wise Men of Re-Gifting the Frankincense, ca. 1900

Chromolithograph print

Sunday, December 23, 2018

A PRICELESS HOLIDAY CLASSIC (2014)























Sophie Gengembre Anderson, English

Girl With Two Turtledoves One Turtledove (aka Bad Kitty!), 1853

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 20, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2106























Firs Sergeevich Zhuravlev, Russian

"Oh, I Get It.  When Santa Pops Out of the Chimney, Everyone's Thrilled.  But When I Do It, It's 'Creepy,'" 1875

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2105























William Powell Frith, English

Volume 3 of the "History's Heroines" Book Series: "Polly Peachum, America's First Pole Dancer," 1875

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2104























Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, Spanish

What Louis CK Is Up To These Days, 1875

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 17, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2103























Carl Thomsen, Danish

"Oh, Hello Mother.  Do Tell.  Was It YOU Who Used the Last of the Toilet Paper Without Replacing the Roll?," 1875

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 16, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2102























Peter Michal Bohún, Slovakian

Ted and Melissa Bravely Went Ahead With Their Christmas Card, Knowing Full Well There'd Be Gossiping About the Age Difference, ca. 1875

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 13, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2101
















Eugene von Blaas, Italian

"What -- You Thought You Could Poke Holes in My Water Buckets Again and I Wouldn't Notice?  Let's Go, Skank!  Right Now!," Date Unknown

Oil on panel

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2100























Emile-Jean-Baptiste-Phillipe Bin, French

Josh Couldn't Believe His Bad Luck.  Sure, He'd Run Into an Ex-Girlfriend Before, But Never Four at One Time, 1874

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2099























Eugene von Blaas, Italian

"Hey Beautiful, I Think You're Gonna Need a Bigger Fan, Because You Are Lookin' Hot To-NIGHT!," 1889

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #2098

















William Holyoake, English

Suzanne's Heart Skipped a Beat When Ronald Caught Her Eye, But Unfortunately, the Stupid Monocle Was a Dealbreaker, ca. 1875

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 9, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2097











John William Waterhouse, English

Nero Taking a Break From Fiddling To Watch CNN's Coverage of the Big Fire, 1878

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 6, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2096























John Atkinson Grimshaw, English

Cover of the New Best-Selling Book, "Better Gardening Through Mind Control!," 1875

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2095

















Eugene von Blaas, Italian

"You Think If I Shoved Him Over the Wall Right Now He'd Actually Drown, Or Just Take the Hint?," 1910

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2094























William Powell Frith, English

Randall's Movie Career Was Derailed By the Fact He Couldn't Get Through a Single Love Scene Without Looking at the Camera, 1875

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 3, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2093



















Eugene von Blaas, Italian

Elizabeth Needed 500 Hours of Practice To Get Her Massage Therapist's License, So She Couldn't Afford To Be Picky When It Came To Volunteers, ca. 1910

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 2, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2092























Eugene von Blaas, Italian

"Yes, I Know He's Totally Hot.  But I Have a Rule Against Dating Guys I Meet in Paintings," 1885

Oil on panel

Thursday, November 29, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2091























Frederic George Stephens, English

"But Prithee, WHY Won't You Marry Me, My Dearest?  Is It Because I'm But a Lowly Woodcutter, Or Did I Lose You With the Unitard?," 1850

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2090

















Luc-Olivier Merson, French

Within Seconds of Assuming the Upward-Facing Dog Pose, Kyle Realized He Had Badly Misjudged the Audience For His Naked Yoga Demonstration, 1869

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2089























James Abbott McNeill Whistler, British-American

Whistler's Mother's No-Good New Boyfriend Mitch, Who Just Stole Her Chair When She Went To the Bathroom, 1872-73

Oil on canvas

Monday, November 26, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2088























Lowes Cato Dickinson, English

Famed 19th-Century Jurist, the Honorable Alfred J. Coemoveurre, 1874

Oil on canvas

Sunday, November 25, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2087




















John Bagnold Burgess, English

"Yes, They're Cute, Sir.  Just Don't Let Them Crap in the Salad Again, Please," Before 1897

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2086























Alfred Émile Léopold Stevens, Belgian

"Yeah, I Think You Overdid It With the Stuffing, Sis.  If You Need to Hurl, I'll Hold Your Hair," 1874

Oil on canvas

Monday, November 19, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2085























Mary Cassatt, Chilean-American

What REALLY Killed the Sport of Bullfighting, 1873

Oil on canvas

Sunday, November 18, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2084















Henry Stacy Marks, English

"Yo, My Liege, I'm Just Sayin'.  If His Highness Wanted a Ranch Style, It Would've Been Nice If He'd Told Us Earlier," 1874

Oil on canvas

Thursday, November 15, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2083























Anthony Frederick Sandys, English

Lady Gaga's First Communion Photo, 1887

Colored chalks on pale blue paper

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2082























John William Waterhouse, English

That Look When Your Loom Runs Out of Ink and Staples Closed Five Minutes Ago, 1915

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2081
















Firs Sergeevich Zhuravlev, Russian

Bride Who Apparently Ate at the Same Mexican Place They Did in "Bridesmaids," 1874

Oil on canvas

Monday, November 12, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2080























Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French

Michelle Couldn't Help But Wonder Whether She'd Get Better Results If She Painted With a Brush Instead of Her Mandolin, ca. 1865-73

Oil on canvas

Sunday, November 11, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2079























Édouard Manet, French

"You Know You're Thinking It, So Just Come Out and Say It.  The Horizontal Stripe Thing Isn't Working For Me," 1874

Oil on canvas

Thursday, November 8, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2078























Anthony Frederick Sandys, English

After a Month Without a Single Match, Rick Was Forced To Admit That Including the Whip in His Dating Profile Photo Was a Tactical Error, 1883

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2077























Anthony Frederick Sandys, English

Lady Eleanor Petre Displaying the Shiv She Made in Women's Prison, ca. 1880

Colored chalk

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2076























Edmund Blair Leighton, English

The New Governess, Making Sure She's Got Enough Oxy To Make It Through the Day, 1894

Oil on canvas

Monday, November 5, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2075















Edmund Blair Leighton, English

"To Be Honest, Sir, I've Never Heard of Hot Wings OR Jalapeño Poppers, But I'll See What the Chef Can Do," 1881

Oil on board

Sunday, November 4, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2074























Edmund Blair Leighton, English

"Great News, Honey.  I've Decided To Give Up My Family Inheritance To Pursue a Career As an Artist," 1919

Oil on panel

Thursday, November 1, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2073
















James Collinson, English

"Dearest Eric: Due To That Incident With the Cat, You Are Hereby Notified That You've Been Traded To the Millers For One Winter's Worth of Firewood and a Plow Mule.  You'll Find Your Bags Packed Upstairs," 1852

Oil on panel

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2072























Arthur Hughes, English

Guinevere Hated Being Rescued By Knights in Shining Armor, Because She Never Knew How Much To Tip, ca. 1894-1908

Oil on panel

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A PRICELESS HALLOWEEN CLASSIC (2014)























Thomas Eakins, American

Aunt Dorothy Sewing the Thong For Her Naughty Nurse Costume, 1877

Watercolor on paper

Sunday, October 28, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2071






















Rawdi, Scottish

Megyn Kelly, Halloween Night 1985, ca. 2016

Illustration

MASTERPIECE #2070























John Maler Collier, English

This Year's Winner of the Bony Award For Outstanding Achievement in Grave Robbery, 1883

Oil on canvas

Thursday, October 25, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2069

















Louis Moeller, American

"I'm Warning You, Mildred.  Talk Sh*t About My Scones One More Time and I'll Break Your OTHER Hip," 1905

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #2068























Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss

Reading the Oxford Companion to Ginger Literature, 1888

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2067























Firs Sergeevich Zhuravlev, Russian

Portrait of Bride Suffering From Pre-Nup Remorse, 1880

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2066

















Belmiro de Almeida, Brazilian

"Oh, Stop Being So Dramatic.  This Cigar Smoke Will TOO Come Out of the Carpet," 1887

Oil on canvas

Monday, October 22, 2018

MASTERPIECE #2065























Benjamin Rawlinson Faulkner, English

In Case You Were Wondering Where the "Puffy Shirt" from "Seinfeld" Ended Up, ca. 1829

Oil on canvas