Thursday, September 30, 2010

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child
By Bernardino Luini
Oil on canvas

I'm lovin' the fauxhawk on you Squishy!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Madonna and Child with St. John

Madonna and Child with St. John
By Raffaello Sanzio
State Museum, Berlin

ST. JOHN: Squishy, my friend, you are gettin' chub! Have you tried the low carb diet? I went low carb last month and I'm already down one hair shirt size!

SQUISHY: For reals? Man I am kicking white bread to the curb!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Flight into Egypt

The Flight into Egypt
By Juan de Borgono
Oil on canvas

Ooooo-kaaay. So when you're in the midst of your flight into Egypt, what you got to do is stop to pick miniature coconuts off a tree. And you wear your halo like a kind of pizza hat.

Oh, and if you look closely, your donkey has sideburns....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child
By Giovanni di Paolo
Tempera on wood, 35 x 25 cm
Lindenau Museum, Altenburg

Seriously, did they not have diapers back in 1440? 'Cause I don't even want to know how it used to smell.......

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Tempera on wood
Right wing of an alterpiece in the church of St. Peter and Paul, Oberageri, Swizerland

It's a classic and fantastic nativity! Awkward architecture: check. Floating ox and ass heads: check. 70's bathroom wallpaper background: check.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Triptych of the De Visscher van der Gheer Family

Triptych of the de Visscher van der Gheer family (detail)
By Jan van Scorel

Listen up little man: when you grow up we're gonna make you do all kinds of crazy stuff to prove you're the saviour. But before you walk on water, first you have to practice your tight rope walking....

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Virgin Mary Suckling the Infant Christ

Virgin Mary Sucking the Infant Christ
Detail of stained glass from the Newcastle Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Convenient tit: now in convenient stained glass form!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

St Christopher with the Infant Christ and St Peter

St. Christopher with the Infant Christ and St Peter
By Cima da Conegliano
Oil on poplar panel, 73 x 56 cm
Private collection

SQUISHY: When I grow up, I want to be a hairstylist.

ST. CHRISTOPHER: Oh damn--you can see my tighty-whiteys.

ST. PETER: I got the big keys, I got the big keys!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Adoration of the Magi

Adoration of the Magi
Detail of a fresco on the Northern wall of St. Mary Mesocco, Tessin, Switzerland

Aha! Another winner from the School of Dubious Architecture. The manger is a wicker basket and the king on right is apparently taken from a chess piece.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Madonna and Child with Saints

Madonna and Child with Saints
By Lucca Signorelli
Panel, 221 x 189 cm
Museo dell'Opera dell Duomo, Perugia

Um, Jesus, your lute player has a serious beer gut.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

St. Christopher

St. Christopher
By Jusepe de Ribera
Oil on canvas, 127 x 100 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

St. Christopher to Squishy: Look dude, according to legend I carry you across a river. Nowhere does it say I teach you to bowl.