Friday, January 30, 2009

St. Christopher, Wain Cat

Thursday's post somehow didn't make it up, so here it is along with today's. The Dürer is a special request from my friend Liz. I feel a little awful using Louis Wain's work, as his life story is a tragic one, but considering that all his illustrations are of kittehs in various psychedelic poses, I just couldn't resist. (Unfortunately, given his history, it's nigh-impossible to assign titles or dates to his later works, so I'll just dredge up what I can. If you have information, please share.)

(Albrecht Dürer, St. Christopher, 1521)

(Louis Wain, Untitled, c. 1925)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam

Just look at his expression. I love it. Erasmus, you sassy Miss Thang!

(Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1523)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


50th post!

(Edward Hopper, Automat, 1927)

Monday, January 26, 2009

At the Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing

i can haz gratooitus RENT refruns?

(Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge: Two Women Waltzing, 1892)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pandora, Dante, and Mary

Guys, I feel bad because I've been royally sick with Martian death flu the past couple days. And just after I skipped on Monday to boot. So, to make it up to you, here's three! At! Once! Classics of the 19th century!

(Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ecce Ancilla Domini, 1850)

(William-Adolphe Bougureau, Dante and Virgil in Hell, 1850)

(John William Waterhouse, Pandora, 1896)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

St. George and the Dragon

I skipped out on posting yesterday because I had a 3-day weekend, and many adventures ensued that did not involve stamping fine miniatures by Raphael with grammatical absurdities. Mea culpa. Here it is today!

(Raphael, St. George and the Dragon, 1504)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Portrait of Maude Abrantes

(Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait of Maude Abrantes, 1907)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Self Portrait with Yellow Lilies

(Natalia Goncharova, Self Portrait with Yellow Lilies, 1907)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Et in Arcadia Ego

(Giovanni Barbieri, called il Guercino, Et in Arcadia Ego, 1618-1622)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Le réveil de l'enfant

(Jean-Jacques Henner, Le reveil de l'enfant, late 19th c.)

Monday, January 12, 2009


(Edgar Degas, L'Absinthe, 1876)

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Rhodes Colossus

A non-painting. Hurrah.

(Edward Linley Sambourne, The Rhodes Colossus, 1892)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

(Rembrandt, Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Third of May 1808

Apologies for my historical insensitivity. And for using an artist twice.

(Francisco Goya, The Third of May 1808, 1814)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Two Daughters with a Cat

I should point out that the ones I do at work are never as shiny as the ones I do at home because they're done with MSPaint rather than PhotoShop. So I'll endeavor to get more done in the off hours. Try to envision the text in this one wrapping around the kitteh in kweschun in pleasant arc-shapes.

(Thomas Gainsborough, Two Daughters with a Cat, 1759)

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Scream / The Great Wave Off Kanagawa

Happy New Year! I feel bad for skipping out on posting for XMas and New Year's, so here's two to make it up, although they're both kind of no-brainers:

(Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893)

(Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, 1832)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Caress

(Fernand Khnopff, The Caress, 1896)