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Richard Barone

Richard Barone

Melbourne, FL

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I was a great artist in the fifth grade, at least that’s what my fellow classmates and art teacher thought. My parents thought differently, however, and transferred me to a Catholic school, and that was the end of my art career. By the time I got to college, I was convinced that the intellectual search for truth was far superior to the aesthetic. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and hadn’t taken one course in art. None were offered, even though the college professed the "liberal arts."

In a sense, I was on the same course as Robert Motherwell (philosopher to artist), but for me the end came in the jungles of Vietnam. Philosophy and everything that I had learned—all the teachers, priests, and professors—had deserted me. Except art, which was always there waiting to be explored. So, now, I’m starting over, painting with abandon, without a restrictive style, and with the mentality of a ten-year-old.

My website: www.portraitartistpro.com

For a great book about an artist's struggle to survive in the Vietnam War, see “Traces of a Lost War,” 2009, Canto 34 Press, available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, etc.

 
 

48 Portraits Divided by 12

 
 

Maryah Sullivan

 
 

Before All Ages

 
 

Burano War of Colors

 
 

Are You in Line?

 
 

American Dream

 
 

Traces of a Lost War

 
 

Sealing Installation

 
 

Orange is a miele taste my mouth.

 
 

Roamin' Still Life

 
 

Billboard Thief

 
 

Last Dim Sum in Singapore

 
 

August 9 2008

 
 

52 Artificials Occupy Black Square with a perfect round

 
 

Trigger Thinking Outside the Contexst

 
 

Draught

 
 

My Father's Ashes

 
 

Taipei Twins

 
 

The Writer's Mother

 
 

Jaiden

 
 

Lisbeth and Troels and Simon

 
 

Portait Demo on YouTube channel NEOBARONE

 
 

Pope John Paul II

 
 

Saint John Paul II

 
 

Say Cheese