Friday, September 30, 2011

Adoration of the Magi

Adoration of the Magi
Detail of a mosaic in the Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Rome

Well I hate to say it, but I think Mary's stepping out on Joseph because Squishy looks an awful lot like that king with the blue halo....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child

Fancy knees? Check.
Enormous hands? Check.
Chair made of hyenas? Double check.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Virgin Hodegetria

Virgin Hodegetria
Glass and ceramic tesserae on panel
Late 12th, early 13th century
The holy monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai, Egypt

Well I can tell by the circles under your eyes that somebody threw back a few too many last night....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Icon of the Theotokos

Icon of the Theotokos
6th Century
Santa Maria la Nova, Naples, Italy

Yeah, so Mary is sadly lacking the upper part of her head. This does not stop this from being a FANTASTIC painting. Seriously, why couldn't I have painted this?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Virgin Mary with the Ink Pot

Virgin Mary with the Ink Pot
By the Mittelrheinisher Master
Berlin Gemäldegalerie, Germany

Mary has grabbed the ink pot away from the artist of this work, to protest that he made them look so homely.

Aww, Squishy's wearing friendship bracelets!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Fouquet Missal

The Fouquet Missal
Detail of an illuminated manuscript
In the collection of Yale University, USA

The guys with fancy hats are back, and this time they're giving Squishy a Pilates lesson.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Holy Kinship

The Holy Kinship
By Jan Baegert

Listen up men standing in the back: maybe if you spent more money on birth control than on fancy hats you might get this population explosion under control.

Check out Squishy's cousin playing patty-cake in front of the basket of cherries--little guy has a bizarre body!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mary and St. Anthony Abbot

Mary and St. Anthony Abbot
Mid 1400's
Fragment of a fresco from the Church of San Salvatore, Brescia, Italy

Look at St. Anthony's sly expression, he's thinking, hmmmm, If I ring this bell maybe I can get me some of that too......

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
From the Albani Psalter
Illuminated Manuscript

MARY (to Rabbi Big Beard): Here, I'm presenting my son.

RABBI BIG BEARD: Why does the bridge of your nose start at your hairline?

SQUISHY: Peace out Rabbi Big Beard!

LADIES ON LEFT AND RIGHT: We're holding pigeons and we have no idea why!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Crowned Virgin and Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine of Alexander

Crowned Virgin and Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine of Alexander
By Matteo da Campli
First half of 15th century

Note to viewers: St. Catherine not to scale.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Holy Family with St. John

Holy Family with St. John
by Bartolomeo Schedoni
23 x 21 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

Let's read it together......Go the F**k to Sleep !

Friday, September 2, 2011


By William Blake
Tempera on copper, 27.3 x 38.2 cm Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA

William Blake: I love your poetry man, really love it. But were you possibly under the influence of some old-timey hallucinogenics when you painted this?