Thursday, December 30, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2853

Andrew Benjamin Kennedy, American

Wishing Ewes and Yours a Happy Nude Year, 1933

Oil on canvas on board

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

THROWBACK THURSDAY: MASTERPIECE #1311 (9/30/15)






















George Dunlop Leslie, English

The Exact Moment it Dawned on Gwendolyn That the Back of Her Dress Was Caught in Her Underwear, 1882

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2852

Edward Okuń, Polish

"I Don't Want To Tell You Your Business, But Next Time You Might Not Want To Start With 'Brahms' Lullaby,'" 1904

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 27, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2851









Sandro Botticelli, Italian

Venus Commemorating Her Birthday With a Shellfie, ca. 1485

Tempera on canvas

Sunday, December 26, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2850


 













B. Fitzenhofer, German (copyist)

Germany's Count Heinrich VI, Four-Time Professional Water Skiing Champion, 1911 (copy of a 17th century work)

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 23, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2849


 













Eduard von Grützner, German

The Christmas Eve Instagram Post That Would Be Entered Into Evidence at Santa's DUI Trial, 1910

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

THROWBACK THURSDAY: MASTERPIECE #1372 (12/24/15)






















Jose Antonio da Cunha Couto, Brazilian

The Guys in Santa's Travel Department Mapping Out His Pee Breaks, 1892

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2848

Arturo Michelena, Venezuelan

Not What I Expected When You Said You Were Sending Me Racy Pics From Your Cell, 1896

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 20, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2847









Carl Johann Spielter, German

"So I Say To the Model, 'Hey! Lay Off Those Doughnuts! I'm Not Trying To Paint a Rubens Here.' And That -- To Answer Your Question -- Is Why She's Giving Me the Finger," 1901

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 19, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2846


 













Eugène Jansson, Swedish

Darren Suddenly Realized He'd Misunderstood the Spa Brochure When It Had Recommended That Guests Wear Their Birthday Suit, 1910

Oil on canvas

Thursday, December 16, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2845

George Schöbel, German

Overwhelmed Stork Wondering If He Should Just Hang It Up and Sell His Delivery Routes To Amazon, 1898

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

THROWBACK THURSDAY: MASTERPIECE #444 (12/25/11)























Lance Calkin, British

Santa's Billionaire Brother, Mortimer Claus IV, 1890

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2844


 













Albert Roosenboom, Belgian

"I Think You're Going To Make a Name For Yourself in the Art World, Sis. Unfortunately, That Name Is Going To Be Either 'Yawn' Vermeer or El Drecko," ca. 1870

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 13, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2843

Julius LeBlanc Stewart, American

"Well, This Is Odd. I Don't Remember Ordering Something Called the 'Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity,'" 1884

Oil on panel

Sunday, December 12, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2842

Jean-Baptiste Regnault, French

"That Sucks That Delta Lost Your Luggage, Theseus. While You're In There, I'll See If I Can Round You Up a T-Shirt and Shorts," Date Unknown

Oil on panel

Thursday, December 9, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2841


 













Job Adriaenszoon Berckheyde, Dutch

Portrait of Legendary Jazz Trumpeter/Pretzel Chef Chet the Baker, 1681

Oil on canvas

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

THROWBACK THURSDAY: MASTERPIECE #1287 (8/26/15)























Enoch Wood Perry Jr., American

Watkins & Lewis, America's Best Hope for a Medal in Pairs Butter Churning, 1877

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2840

Julius LeBlanc Stewart, American

It Was Alexandra's First Modeling Gig and She Faced Quite the Dilemma: Was the Move Here To Mention the Fire Ants, or Just Focus on Her Yoga Breathing For Three Hours?, 1899

Oil on canvas

Monday, December 6, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2839

Nicolas Poussin, French

Tonight! On "Kids Suckle the Darndest Things," mid-1630s

Oil on canvas

Sunday, December 5, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2838

Charles Tschaggeny, Belgian

"I'm Just Saying, Chuck, I Wouldn't Get Too Comfortable Leaving All Your Crap Out Here in the Open. They're Forecasting Rain For a Year From Next Thursday," 1858

Oil on panel

Thursday, December 2, 2021

MASTERPIECE #2837


 













Johann Heinrich Kosakowsky, Russian

As He Sat Down in the Bathroom Stall, Ed Suddenly Realized That the Only Thing Worse Than a Cold Toilet Seat Is a Warm One, 1877

Oil on canvas 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

THROWBACK THURSDAY: #1767 (8/27/17)

















Raden Saleh, Javanese

"It's a Lovely Anniversary Gift, Honey, But I Thought We'd Agreed We Weren't Doing Pheasants This Year," 1844

Oil on canvas