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