Thursday, June 17, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2730


Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, French

"You Know, You Don't Need To Blow That Thing To Call For a Winged Chariot Anymore. They Have An App Now," ca. 1814

Oil on canvas 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2729


 













Barthel Beham, German

When You Tell the Rental Car Agent You Want To Talk To His Supervisor and He Says She's At Lunch, 1527

Oil on spruce

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2728


Francesco Hayez, Italian

"Relax, Babe. Sure, I Deserted From the Army, But It'll Be Weeks Before They Come Looking For Me. I'll Bet You a Hundred Bucks They Haven't Even Noticed I'm Gone," 1812-13

Oil on canvas

Monday, June 14, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2727


 













Giuseppe Patania, Italian

"Oh Good, You're Here -- I Was Just Writing You a Note. I Helped Myself To One of Your Curtains Because My Pants Are In the Dryer," 1812

Oil on canvas

Sunday, June 13, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2726


 













Adriaan de Lelie, Dutch

Cornelius Always Got the Same Expression On His Face When He Heard About One of His Business Rivals' Failures, Or the Seat Warmers Came On, 1815

Oil on canvas

Thursday, June 10, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2725


Wilhelm Koller, Austrian

"I'm Sorry, Folks. I'm Afraid Kayla's Preschool Class Is Completely Filled. But I Can Put You On the Waitlist For a Small Deposit."

"How Much?"

"Whatever You Can Afford. Either a New Gym or a New Cafeteria," ca. 1872

Oil on wood

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2724


 













Madame Gustave Hequet, French

Artist Trying To Hide His Annoyance That You Just Sneezed on His Easel, ca. 1850-60

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2723


 













Frans Hals, Dutch

Man Threatening To Backhand You For Asking If They Make That Collar in Men's Sizes Too, 1625

Oil on canvas

Monday, June 7, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2722


 













Jean-Léon Gérôme, French

Whenever Gustave Finished a Sculpture, He Always Made Sure To Date It, 1890

Oil on canvas

Sunday, June 6, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2721


 













Thomas Gainsborough, British

Mozart's Roommate Wishing He and His Girlfriend Would Keep It a Little More Pianissimo In There, ca. 1780

Oil on canvas

Thursday, June 3, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2720


William McGregor Paxton, American

"Aquaman! What the Hell?! Don't You Ever Knock?," 1937

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2719


 













Gustave Moreau, French

"Hi, Have You Considered Cat Adoption? Don't Worry -- I'm Hypoallergenic. Though As You Probably Just Noticed, Not De-Clawed," 1864

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2718


Rudolf Koller, Swiss

Young Boy Lying On Near His Ass, 1854

Oil on canvas

Monday, May 31, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2717


Edgar Degas, French

"See? You Just Pinch This Nerve Back Here and They Black Out Immediately. Something To Remember If You Ever Wrestle Professionally," 1881

Pastel on five pieces of wove paper, backed with paper, and laid down on canvas

Thursday, May 27, 2021

A PRICELESS CLASSIC (2010)


 













Leon-Jean-Bazille Perrault, French

Phoebe From "Friends," Age 3 (With Smelly Cat), 1867

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2716


 













Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish

"Honey, When I Said To Bring Home Some Boar's Head, I Meant a Half-Pound of Their Maple Honey Turkey," ca. 1616

Oil on panel

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2715


 













Artist Unknown, Italian

Portrait of a Man in a Fur-Trimmed Coat (With Angry Note PETA Left On His Windshield), ca. 1540

Oil on canvas

Monday, May 24, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2714


Laurent de La Hyre, French

If Modigliani Painted Guitars, 1649

Oil on canvas

Sunday, May 23, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2713


 










François Marius Granet, French

"So Here's the Plan: We Break Out At Midnight, Head For the Docks, and Catch the First Ship Out of Port. The Guard Will Never Know What Hit Him."

*Awkward Silence

"He's Standing Right Behind Me, Isn't He?," 1810

Oil on canvas

Thursday, May 20, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2712


Alfred Stevens, Belgian

The Artist Wanted Cecily To Take Her Top Off, But She Refused To Do Nudity. And So the Awkward Stand-Off Dragged On For a Fifth Day, 1888

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2711


 













Tommaso Lunetti, Italian

Chuck, Originator of the "Pull My Finger" Gag, 1521

Oil on panel

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2710















Alfred Stevens, Belgian

Liz Was Thrilled To Finally Talk To Someone Who Was As Obsessed With "The Bachelor" As She Was. Then She Put On Her Glasses, ca. 1872

Oil on canvas

Monday, May 17, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2709


John Trumbull, American

The Hot Celebrity Couple of 1776: Beneffer!, 1819

Oil on canvas

Sunday, May 16, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2708















Peter Lely, Dutch/British

Sir Henry Capel, the Only Guy To Get #MeToo'd By a Statue, 1659

Oil on canvas

Thursday, May 13, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2707


Louis-Léopold Boilly, French

"I Don't Know -- This Whole 'Art Investing' Thing Seems a Little Iffy To Me. I Think I'm Just Going To Stick To Dogecoin," 1798

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2706


 










Louis-Léopold Boilly, French

"Hi, I'm Julie and I'll Be Your Harpist This Evening. Can I Get You Folks Started With Some Van Halen?," ca. 1805

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2705


Balthasar van den Bossche, Southern Netherlandish

"Well, That's Closer, But It's Still Not Right. I'm Thinking Maybe You Should Rent 'Dirty Dancing' Again," 1701

Oil on canvas

Monday, May 10, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2704















Louis-Léopold Boilly, French

Miss Felicity Watkins, Noted Collector of Fine Art, Statuary, and "Addams Family" Memorabilia, 1799

Oil on canvas

Sunday, May 9, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2703


Louis-Léopold Boilly, French

As He Slowly Came To, Herb Realized the Last Thing He Remembered Was Getting Thrown in That Van While Walking Through the Arts District, ca. 1808

Oil on canvas

Thursday, May 6, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2702


Sidonie Springer, Austrian/Bohemian/German

Trish Sometimes Worried She Was Becoming One of Those Moms Who Constantly Hovers Over Their Kid, 1923

Oil on panel

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2701


Carl Plinke, German

Women Being Held Hostage By Sadistic Accordion Player, 1918

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2700


Henri Adolphe Schaep, Belgian

"You Asshats. Did I NOT Tell You To Put the Weight Room in the CENTER of the Boat?," 1849

Oil on panel

Monday, May 3, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2699


John H. Froehlich, American

"It's a Subpoena, Mr. President. Some Guy Who Owns a Cherry Orchard Wants 50 Grand in Punitive Damages Plus 2.5 Million for Emotional Distress. Ring Any Bells?," 1935

Oil on canvas

Sunday, May 2, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2698


 













Peter Hans Wilhardt, Danish

"Good News! We've Decided To Rent the Apartment. Do You Take Halibut Pay™?," 1924

Oil on canvas

Thursday, April 29, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2697


 













Alexander Pock, Austrian

"The Way I See It, You've Got Two Choices: Take Me For a Walk, or Spend the Rest of Your Night Googling 'How To Get Stains Out of a Down Comforter,'" 1932

Oil on canvas 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2696


 













Guy Pène du Bois, American

Deleted Scene on the "Annie" DVD: Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hannigan Get It On, ca. 1919

Oil on panel

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2695


Harue Koga, Japanese

Preview of the Tokyo Olympics, Where the Biathlon and Show Jumping Events Will Be Combined, 1931

Oil on canvas

Monday, April 26, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2694










Franz Gailliard, Belgian

"Okay, I'm Going To Get Back In the Cart Now, Honey -- And I Don't Want To Hear Any More Crap About Your 'Bad Back,'" 1888

Oil on panel

Sunday, April 25, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2693


 













Follower of William McGregor Paxton, American

Winner of Best Actress (Adult or Foreign Film) Realizing She Totally Forgot To Thank Her Butt Double, Date Unknown

Tempera on panel

Thursday, April 22, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2692

Henry Caro-Delvaille, French

Whistler's Mother Giving Manicures To Supplement Her Social Security, ca. 1901

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2691


 













Gebhard Fugel, German

Former King of Bavaria, David von Lëttermän, ca. 1917

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2690


Isaak Brodsky, Soviet 

Stalin Doing a Kelly Clarkson Medley at Kremlin Karaoke Night, 1933

Oil on canvas

Monday, April 19, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2689


 













Ralph Hedley, English

"Gosh Darn It. I Guess That Instruction Manual Must Have Been In Feet, Not Inches," 1896

Oil on canvas

Sunday, April 18, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2688


Giulio del Torre, Italian

"Behavior Problem" Jason Bourne On the Playground, 1927

Oil on panel 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2687















Harold Harvey, British

"Honey, Come Back! You Forgot Your Underpants!," ca. 1902

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2686


George Bellows, American

Why Front-Row Seats at Boxing Matches Are the Cheapest, 1924

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2685


Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, English

"Romeo and Juliet" (the Version Where Romeo Has a Kite), Date Unknown

Oil on canvas

Monday, April 12, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2684


William McGregor Paxton, American

The Artist's Wife, Just Before She Was Asked To Leave the Nordstrom's, Date Unknown

Oil on masonite

Sunday, April 11, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2683


Suzanne Valadon, French

When You Said You Knew a Smokin' Model I Could Paint, This Isn't What I Thought You Meant, 1923

Oil on canvas

Thursday, April 8, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2682


Jacques Jean Raoul Jourdan, French

"Are We Going To Just Sit Here and Waste Day After Day in a Pointless Life of Leisure? Or Get a Job and Actually Do Something Meaningful With Our Lives?"

"The First One."

"Works For Me."

Before 1916

Oil on canvas