Thursday, January 31, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2129























Auguste Toulmouche, French

Sign Your New Book Probably Isn't Winning the Pulitzer This Year, 1874

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2128











Arthur Hughes, English

After Four Years of Trying, Holly Had Started To Wonder Whether It Was Actually POSSIBLE To Train a Cow To Sit on Command, 1872

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2127

















Eugene von Blaas, Italian

"Rumor Has It He's Got Three Peanuts in the Shell, If You Know What I Mean.  So Try Not To Act Shocked," 1884

Oil on canvas

MASTERPIECE #2126























John Maler Collier, English

"We Need To Make This Look Like an Accident.  You Don't Happen To Have a Banana Peel on You, Do You?," ca. 1915

Oil on canvas

Sunday, January 27, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2125
















James Collinson, English

"You See, Honey?  You Just Clap and the Lights Go On.  Not Bad For $19.99, Huh?," 1856

Oil on canvas

Thursday, January 24, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2124























Sir Luke Fildes, English

His Royal Majesty, King William Joel, 1902

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2123























Axel Törneman, Swedish

"Wait -- You're NOT Vincent Van Gogh?  So I Just Stood Here For Three Hours To Be In An AXEL TÖRNEMAN Painting?!!," 1905

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2122















Léon Belly, French

"Hold Up, Guys!  I Just Remembered -- This Boat Has an Engine.  Sorry, My Bad," 1877

Oil on canvas

Monday, January 21, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2121























William Holman Hunt, English

"My Parents Are Spending a Fortune on Our Wedding, So They Don't Want To Take Any Chances.  But Right After the Ceremony, the Leg Irons Come Off.  I Promise," 1850

Oil on mahogany wood or panel

Sunday, January 20, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2120











Julius Hübner, German

"Listen Folks, I Appreciate the Kind Facebook Posts, But Seriously, It's Not My Birthday.  Not Sure Where Everybody's Getting That," 1878

Oil on panel

Thursday, January 17, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2119























Nikolai Vasilevich Nevrev, Russian

"Your Resume Is Certainly Impressive, Ma'am.  But I'm Afraid We're Simply Not Hiring Any More Budtenders at the Moment," 1880s

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2118














Edvard Munch, Norwegian

"Can You Guys Believe This?  My Dumb@$$ Mom Can't Figure Out How To Use the Debit Card Swiper Thingy," 1888

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2117























Antonio Mancini, Italian

Cover of This Month's "Modern Hoarder" Magazine (Special Collector's Edition!), 1877

Oil on canvas

Monday, January 14, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2116














Peder Severin Kroyer, Norwegian

Annual Meeting of the Society For the Construction of Larger Conference Tables, 1888

Oil on canvas

Sunday, January 13, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2115























Francois Flameng, French

The Artist's Children, Getting a Big Laugh From the New "That Is Priceless" Book, 1900

Oil on canvas

Thursday, January 10, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2114


















Hugh Collins, English

"Relax, Jim -- I Think You Misunderstood.  He Said It Smells Like HorseSHOES in Here," 1877-78

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2113

















Nikolai Vasilevich Nevrev, Russian

"Spiderrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!," 1866

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2112























Jules-Adolphe Breton, French

And Yet Laura Could Never Sleep on Planes.  Weird., 1877

Oil on canvas

Monday, January 7, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2111

















Cesare Maccari, Italian

Though He Knew They Were the Only Way To Get His Subject To Smile, the Improv Troupe Was Really Starting To Get on Leonardo's Nerves, 1863

Oil on canvas

Sunday, January 6, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2110














Cesare Maccari, Italian

Cicero Accepting the Golden Globe For Best Orator in an Ancient Culture -- Republic or Oligarchy, 1889

Fresco

Thursday, January 3, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2109























Eastman Johnson, American

"What Does She Mean By 'Thank You, Next?'  And More Importantly, How the Heck Did You Get Spotify on That Thing?," 1875

Oil on paperboard

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2108























Victor Joseph Chavet, French

"Wow, I Really Love What the Artist Is Doing Here.  Using Simple Materials and a Monochromatic Color Scheme To Represent the Bleakness of Post-Industrial Society.  Oh, Wait -- I Think I'm Looking at the Back," 1875

Oil on panel

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

MASTERPIECE #2107























French School 19th Century (Artist Unknown)

"I'm Glad You Like It.  I Call It 'Mercury Stepping in Dog Poop,'" 1877

Oil on panel