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