Saturday, March 31, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1921













Nikolay A. Sergeyev, Russian

Sadly, This Year's Easter Egg Hunt Was Ruined When the Organizers Failed To Factor In High Tide, 1888

Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 29, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1920













Giovanni Segantini, Italian

And You Thought YOU Were a Light Sleeper, 1891

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1919















Friedrich Ernst Morgenstern, German

"I'll Take Two Halibuts and a Salmon.  Unfortunately, My Pants Are in the Dryer.  How's Your Throwing Arm?," 1892

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1918

















Frans van Leemputten, Belgian

As Much As Emma Loved Girl Scout Cookies, She Kind of Wished They Made Them a Teeny Bit Smaller, 1892

Oil on canvas

Sunday, March 25, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1916
















Frithjof Smith Hald, Norwegian

Though Their Cat Fluffy Had Coughed Up Hairballs Before, the Millers Thought They Should Probably Get This One Checked Out By the Vet, 1892

Oil on canvas

Saturday, March 24, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1917














Jahn Ekenæs, Norwegian

"Yes Mom, I Realize the Instructions Say 'Wash in Cold Water.'  But Did We Really Have To Come All the Way to Greenland?," 1891

Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 22, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1915



















Évariste Carpentier, Belgian

Jack, Wondering If Maybe, Just To Kill Time, He and Jill Should Go Up the Hill To Fetch a Pail of Water.  I Mean, What's the Worst That Could Happen?, ca. 1892

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1914

















Frank Dicksee, English

While No One Begrudged Karen Asking For a New Office Chair Because of Her Bad Back, a Case Could Be Made That She Went a Bit Overboard, 1892

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1913













Emilie Mundt, Danish

When After an Hour, Josh and Mildred's R-Rated Flirting Became Too Much To Bear, the Others Politely Suggested That They "Get a Room," ca. 1892

Oil on canvas

Monday, March 19, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1912























Eduard von Grützner, German

Monks Realizing Too Late That It's Kind of Tough To Play "Go Fish" When You've Taken a Vow of Silence, 1892

Oil on canvas

Sunday, March 18, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1911


















Abraham Archibald Anderson, American

On This Day in History, 1877: Thomas Edison Listening To Porn, 1890

Oil on canvas

Thursday, March 15, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1910














John George Brown, American

"Dude, I Swear.  If You Sing 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' One More Time, I'm Going To Merrily Merrily Merrily Merrily Beat Your A** With This Oar," 1878

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1909






















Il Moretto da Brescia, Italian

Kelly Thought It Was Tim's Turn To Clean Up the Unicorn's Mess.  Tim Begged To Differ. 1530

Oil on panel

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1908














Gustavo Hastoy, Brazilian

"Okay, Okay, Mom!  I'll Drive You To the Grocery Store in a Minute.  Just Let Me Finish Signing the Brazilian Constitution First," 1891

Oil on canvas

Monday, March 12, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1907























Jules Breton, French

At 13, Becky Was at a Career Crossroads:  Should She Continue To Be Exploited For Farm Labor, or Transition To Being Exploited For Factory Labor?, 1891

Oil on canvas

Sunday, March 11, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1906























Franz Stuck, German

"Kiss You?  I Don't Think So.  And If You Continue With the Harassment, I Swear I'll Go Public With This," 1891

Oil on panel

Thursday, March 8, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1905






















Adriaan de Lelie, Dutch

"Frankly, Young Lady, I Could Give a Rat's Ass How Gordon Ramsay Says I Should Make a Pancake.  Now I Suggest You Shut Up While You Still Have Enough Teeth Left To Eat It With," Between ca. 1790 and ca. 1810

Oil on panel

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1904






















Paul Gauguin, French

Wendy Discovered She Could Save a Fortune on Laundry Detergent By Making Each Day’s Clothing From Scratch, 1880

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1903

















Paul Gauguin, French

"Wait!  I Definitely Heard It Ringing That Time, So It Has To Be In Here Somewhere.  Call It Again," 1889

Oil on canvas

Monday, March 5, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1902























Adalbert Franz Seligmann, Austrian

"Ugh, All This Screaming Is Giving Me a Headache.  Can One of You Go Check To See If Anybody's Invented Anesthesia Yet?," ca. 1890

Oil on canvas

Sunday, March 4, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1901























Edmund Leighton, British

Shoot.  That Was Probably the Domino's Delivery Guy at the Door, and Gwendolyn Didn't Have Anything Smaller Than a Fifty.  Maybe She Could Just Give Him the Caravaggio?, 1891

Oil on panel

MASTERPIECE #1900














Brad Fraunfelter, American

"Yeah, I Saw 'The Shape of Water' Too.  But You Can Relax -- I'm Not Into Dudes," 2010

Digital illustration

Saturday, March 3, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1899























Pieter de Hooch, Dutch

"It Says That This Year, Just To Be Safe, When We're Presenting We Should Say, "And the Oscar For Best Picture PROBABLY Goes To...," ca. 1668-1670

Oil on canvas on panel

Thursday, March 1, 2018

MASTERPIECE #1898













Emile Claus, Belgian

"Ma'am, It's Been Over an Hour Since the Gentleman Excused Himself To Pee.  And While I Agree That Kidney Stones and a Bear Attack Are Both Plausible Scenarios, I Think We Also Have To Consider the Possibility That He's Just Not That Into You," 1895

Oil on canvas