ECULIDEAN SERIES

POLKA-POOKA PLUS SERIES

A review of the “Polka-Pooka” paintings by the well esteemed
Luc Agosta, MSC Programs Chair, Palm Springs Art Museum

“I was thinking of your paintings, which were new to me. I particularly liked the whimsical backgrounds to the pooka series and saw in them a radical juxtaposition of dissimilar objects which serve to disorient the viewer into seeing relational meldings that surprise and delight. Bringing such unexpected things into relation serves to break gestalts and make the viewer see in surprising and different ways. That, of course, is what all art should do!”

 

Polka-Pooka Paintings


“Oh Beautiful” ©MMXVII

56”h x 48”w
Oil on Canvas, Trapezoid

 

“Aurora Borealis” ©MMXVII
36”h x 46”w
Oil on Canvas, Trapezoid

 

“Love Bunnies” ©MMXVII
51”h x 42”w
Oil on Canvas, Hexagonal Shaped Canvas

 

“Synchronized Swimmers ” ©MMXVII
36”h x 60”w
Oil on Canvas, Slight Trapezoid

 

“Reigning Prince”/ “Purple Reign” ©MMXVII
35”h x 41”w
Oil on Canvas, Pentagonal shape

‘TAHITI” ©MMXVII
54”h x 48”w
Oil on Canvas, Trapezoidal shape

 

“SPRING TRAINING”, ©MMXVII
54”h x 48”w
Oil on Canvas, Trapezoidal shape

 

“RED HERRING”, ©MMXVII
54″h X 48″w
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape

 

“BOXER” is the 1st “POLKA-POOKA” painting to be completed by Karen & Tony Barone in the new year. It crossed the finish line @ mid-nite & was signed by the artist couple in a champagne toast @ 12:01AM Jan. 1st 2017, one minute into the New Year.

 

“BOXER”, ©MMXVII
54″h X 48″w
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape

 

“PISA”, ©MMXVII
48″h X 39″w
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape

 

“HEADWINDS”, ©MMXVI
48″h X 54″w
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape

 

“UNDERTOW”, ©MMXVI
48″h X 60″w, (42″ W, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape

 

“FULL TRANSPARENCY”, ©MMXVI
48″h X 48″w, (42″ W, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape

 

“BETWEEN HEAVAN & EARTH”, ©MMXVI
60″h X 48″w, (42″ W, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape

 

major-tom

“MAJOR TOM”, ©MMXVI
60″h X 48″w, (42″ W, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape

 

tri-bunnies

“POLKA-POOKA-TRIPTYCH”, ©MMXVI
84″h X 95″w
Oil on Canvas

barone-feet-first-updated

“FEET FIRST”, ©MMXVI
55″h X 48″w, (39″w, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape

 

barone-head-first
“HEAD FIRST”
, ©MMXVI

55″h X 48″w, (39″w, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape

 

barone-pearls
“PEARLS”
, ©MMXVI

Oil on Canvas, 84″H x 30″W

barone-stanley-stella
“STANLEY & STELLA”
, ©MMXVI

Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 60″W

 

barone-backyard-saint
“BACKYARD SAINT”
, ©MMXVI

Oil on Canvas, 60″H x 48″W

 

barone-neighbors-painting

“NEIGHBORS”, ©MMXVI
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 60″W

 

barone-breeze-painting

“BREEZE”, ©MMXVI
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 60″W

 

3 Graces Painting

“THE 3 GRACES”, ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 72″W

 

PolkaPooka2015

“POLKA-POOKA” (with Roses), ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 84″H x 30″W

 

Twins2015

“TWINS” (Polka-Pooka with Cherries), ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 48″ H x 60″ W

 

Polka Pooka Popcorn

“POLKA-POOKA POPCORN” ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 84″ H x 34″ W

 

barone-hugs-painting

“HUGS” ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 60″ H x 48″ W

 

NewYorkie2015

“NEW YORKIE”, ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 60”H x 60”W

 

THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS

THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS, ©MMXVI
Oil on Canvas, 50″ H x 75″ W
Status: Available – In a private collection

 

 

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NOSTALGIA PERIOD

Executed 2014-2015
Paintings by Karen & Tony Barone based on drawings of
Karen by Tony done in the 1980’s and 1990’s

 

MADEMOISELLE COCO
“LAST ONE OUT OF L.A. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS” ©MMXIV
Oil on Canvas, 60″H x 120″W x 2″D

 

StraightShooter2015

“STRAIGHT SHOOTER, NO NONSENSE, GIDDY-UP-GIRL” ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 48″ H x 60″ W

 

ScarletWoman2015

“Scarlet Woman” ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 48”H x 36”W (left canvas) – 48”H x 22”W (right canvas)

 

Pre-Raphaelite2015

“PRE-RAPHAELITE KAREN ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 48″ H x  60″ W

 

 

Ice Princess
“ICE PRINCESS”
©MMXIV

Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 60″W x 1 1/2″D

 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

“BIRDS OF A FEATHER” ©MMXIV
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 60″W x 1 1/2″D

We R Watching U
“WE R WATCHING U” ©MMXIV
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 120″W x 1 1/2″D (Hung flat)
Corner Installation: 48″H x 84″W x 37 1/2″ D

 

absenianqueenrust

“POP ART DIVA” ©MMXIII
Oil on Canvas: (shown above) 48’H X 120″W (hung flat)

Corner Installation (shown below): 48″H x 48″W (left canvas ) 48″H x 72″W (right canvas) 

POP ART DIVA corner installation

 


Pink Retro Fork
“WITH MONEY YOU GET HONEY”
©MMXIII

Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 120″W x 1 1/2″D (Hung flat)
Corner Installation: 48″H x 72″W (left) 48″H x 48″W (right)

 

MADEMOISELLE COCO

barone-can-of-worms-flat

“IT’S LIKE OPENING A CAN OF GUMMY WORMS” ©MMXIII
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 106″W x 1 1/2″D (Hung flat)
Corner Installation: 48″H x 72″W x 37 1/2″ D

 

“WUTZ BETTER PASTA ORE $EX” ©MMXI
Oil on Canvas, 84″H x 84″W x 1 1/2″D

 

 


“THE QUEEN’S PUDDING”

“THE QUEEN’S PUDDING” consists of 7 canvases, each 4 feet tall. When hung side by side butted together for exhibition it reaches an overall width of 54 feet. The concept idea was triggered by a legendary story about Queen Victoria. The Queen was served a pudding sooooo delicious she decreed it be brought forward (like sourdough bread) and served each day. The tradition seems to have weathered time.

 

Six of the canvases are 8ft. wide and one, “FOR SALE – BABY SHOES” is 6ft wide. Like slices from a loaf of bread, they may be consumed (acquired) individually like toast, or in pairs, like a sandwich, etc. The subject and the narrative of each canvas is unique. However, the Barone palette is consistent throughout. The backgrounds of each painting shifts to the right and carries over into the next painting, Although not all the canvases are still available for acquisition, under agreement with the buyers, the pieces are available on loan for exhibition.

 

hugs
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“More is Never Enough”, 2010, Painting #1, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMXII Karen & Tony Barone


hugs
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“Dada Daddy”, 2010, Painting #2, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMX Karen & Tony Barone


Abyssinian_Princess(1)
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“Breakfast at Epiphany”, 2011, Painting #3, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMXI Karen & Tony Barone

 

 

absenianqueenrust
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“Cash is King and Elvis Has Left The Building”, 2011, Painting #4, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMXI Karen & Tony Barone
Status: In a private collection

 

Mastger Krisel
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“Tango in Paradise”, 2011, Painting #5, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMXI Karen & Tony Barone

 

 

Master Cody
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“For Sale – Baby Shoes”, 2012, Painting #6, O/C, 48″ x 72″
©MMXI Karen & Tony Barone

 


sweetyfinal
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“The End of One Idea…the Beginning of Another”, 2012, Painting #7, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMXI Karen & Tony Barone

 

 

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