Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The story takes place at the "Sweet Art Studio", owned and operated by painter Bluto and sculptor Popeye. New customer Olive Oyl shows up to have her portrait done. Instantly, Popeye and Bluto launch an argument over the relative merits of painting and sculpture, which segues into a heated debate over "horizontal vs. perpendicular." As Olive looks on in horror, the two "artistes" declare all-out warfare, using clay statues and paint brushes as weapons of mass destruction. The best gags include Popeye's "creation" of the armless Venus de Milo, and a bizarrely racist "sunset" bit.