Saturday, November 27, 2010


By Antonio da Tradate
@ 1510
Detail of a fresco in the Church of St. Ambrose, Canton Citino, Switzerland

MARY: I specifially remember the angel Gabriel telling me I was giving birth to the son of God. He did not say I would be having a pig-in-a-blanket!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Virgen de la Leche

Vergen de la Leche
By Pedro Berruguete

Oh Mary you totally need to work on your aim!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Adoration of the Christ Child

Adoration of the Christ Child
By Sandro Botticelli
Painting on panel, 120.8 cm
Houston Museum of Fine Arts

And the award for most prolonged awkward pose goes to.......

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints
By Marco d'Oggiono
Oil on canvas, transferred from wood, 176 x 148 cm
Museo Diocesano, Milan

SQUISHY: Okay let play Rock Scissors Paper on the count of three. One...two...three!

ST. JEROME: Rock breaks scissors! Ha ha I won!

SQUISHY: No way man--it's cheating to use a real rock!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


By Lorenzo Monaco
Tempera on wood, gold ground, 22 x 31 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New york

Dear Electric Light Up Jesus,

Does your sorta-daddy Joseph have a detachable head?

Just wondering,


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dionisio Hogetria Virgin

Dionisio Hodegetria Virgin
Painting on panel

All right
Mary and Jesus, from now on you need to limit yourself to one tanning salon visit a month......

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Holy Family with St. John the Baptist

The Holy Family with St. John the Baptist
By Frans Floris
Oil on panel, 40 x 31 1/2 "
Private collection

Listen closely and you can hear Jesus whisper to St. John "my friend, the buttless hairshirt and leaf head look is so not working for you."