Friday, February 27, 2009

The Kiss

(Francesco Hayez, The Kiss, 1859)

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Part of a series by Malmström, along with "Toasta" and "Mixa".

(August Malmström, Blenda, 1860)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Portrait of Doctor Bouchard

He looks like kind of a dapper film noir detective doctor guy. but donno y da blud iz oranj?

(Tamara de Lempicka, Portrait of Doctor Bouchard, 1929)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Blue Cup

(Joseph DeCamp, The Blue Cup, 1909)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Scrovegni Chapel: the Ascension of Christ

O hai guyz! I'm back from my vacation in Far-Off Lands... haven't really had time to put one together for today, so I'm using this superb offering from Regina for Monday: Christonaut!

(Giotto di Bondone, Scrovegni Chapel: the Ascension of Christ, c. 1305)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mme Monet in a Japanese Costume, The Card Players

Our Internet was down yesterday, so here's two at once. Also, I'm off on vacation as of 5 PM today... won't be back for a week! I hope you guys can do without five days of updates. We'll see if I can make it up all at once next weekend. Hurrah!

(Claude Monet, Mme Monet in a Japanese Costume, 1875)

(Paul Cézanne, The Card Players, 1892-1893)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Boy with a Basket of Fruit

Da boi wif da fr00tz teik umbrij wif da laydee wut sez she haz all da fr00tz!

(Michelangelo Caravaggio, Boy with a Basket of Fruit, c. 1593)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Merchant's Wife

(Boris Kustodiev, The Merchant's Wife, 1918)

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Sistine Madonna (detail)

Most people know this one, but most people don't know it's part of a larger painting called the Sistine Madonna. The angels look intensely bored, but they're looking at Mary holding the baby Jesus. I guess that by the time of the New Testament they were used to all the big brouhaha about burning bushes and pillars of fire, so here they're like "yeh u gotz babeh kthxbai".

Or maybe they were just thinking about other things. Like getting some wimminz.

(Raphael, The Sistine Madonna: detail, "Angels", 1513-1516)

Friday, February 6, 2009

David Garrick as Richard III

(William Hogarth, David Garrick as Richard III, 1745)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Portrait of Mme Augustine Roulin and Baby Marcelle

Babehs just work really well in these. I can't figure it out.

(Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of Mme Augustine Roulin and Baby Marcelle, 1888-9)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Frog Asks to be Allowed into the Castle

It was either this or make him a little Jehovah's Witness.

(Walter Crane, The Frog Asks to be Allowed into the Castle, 1874)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I didn't realize until after making this that Dorothea Tanning is still alive, and may wish to exercise copyright over this piece. In which case, although relevant information is in this entry, should Ms. Tanning ask me to remove it, I will do so; but I would point out that it is merely a comical interpretation of a fascinating piece of art, and I intend no disrespect with my dialogue. The griffum is just too cute.

(Dorothea Tanning, Birthday, 1942)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cat and Spider

Guys, I went to the museum this weekend and noted down some excellent fodder for the site... we'll see what I can find on the Interwebs. Today's, though, is from Regina at TILfW:

(Oide Makoto, Cat and Spider, late 19th century)