Paintings » 2008-2009: The Passport Paintings
  • The Death of Braque
    The Death of Braque
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30". 2008
  • Girl in Blue
    Girl in Blue
    Oil on Canvas
    10 X 8". 2008
  • The Widow's Dream
    The Widow's Dream
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 24". 2008
  • Table for Arlecchino
    Table for Arlecchino
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2008
  • The Dance of Life (for Munch)
    The Dance of Life (for Munch)
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2008
  • Homage to Lincoln
    Homage to Lincoln
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2008
  • Tuckahoe Tellurian
    Tuckahoe Tellurian
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2008
  • The Debt to Aesculapius
    The Debt to Aesculapius
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30". 2008
  • Icons for Verse
    Icons for Verse
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30". 2008
  • A Far Country
    A Far Country
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24". 2008
  • Daughter of Babylon
    Daughter of Babylon
    (Portrait/Paysage pour Bonnard)
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30". 2008
  • Big Red Cat
    Big Red Cat
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24". 2008
  • Culture Medley
    Culture Medley
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2008
  • Muse with Gamecock
    Muse with Gamecock
    Oil on Canvas
    20 X 24". 2008
  • Lilac Wine
    Lilac Wine
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24". 2008
  • Parque de Cervantes
    Parque de Cervantes
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2008
  • Two Women
    Two Women
    (for Alberto Moravia)
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 24". 2008
  • Remembering Paris
    Remembering Paris
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24". 2008
  • Turban Odalisque
    Turban Odalisque
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 36". 2008
  • Thief of Night
    Thief of Night
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30". 2008
  • L’Origine du Monde
    L’Origine du Monde
    (for Courbet)
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2008
  • The Dutiful Daughter
    The Dutiful Daughter
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48". 2008
  • The Courtesan
    The Courtesan
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 36". 2008
  • Maladie du Pays
    Maladie du Pays
    Oil on Canvas
    32 X 26". 2008
  • Fictive Flowers, Notional Room
    Fictive Flowers, Notional Room
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24". 2008
  • The World of Woman
    The World of Woman
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2008
  • The Nesting
    The Nesting
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30". 2008
  • Postcard from Sudan
    Postcard from Sudan
    Oil on Wood
    20 X 24". 2009
  • The Loss of Lenore
    The Loss of Lenore
    Oil on Wood
    20 X 24". 2009
  • Iconic Woman
    Iconic Woman
    Oil on Wood
    20 X 24". 2009
  • Every Day, African Woman dey Cry
    Every Day, African Woman dey Cry
    Oil on Wood
    24 X 20". 2009
  • Icons sans Pedestals
    Icons sans Pedestals
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30". 2009
  • Villa California
    Villa California
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30". 2009
  • Life in a Fragile Tower
    Life in a Fragile Tower
    Oil on Canvas
    16 X 20". 2009
  • A Table for Khalil-Bey
    A Table for Khalil-Bey
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2009
  • Hieroglyphic of Misery I
    Hieroglyphic of Misery I
    Oil on Canvas
    16 X 20". 2009
  • Hieroglyphic of Misery II
    Hieroglyphic of Misery II
    Oil on Canvas
    16 X 20". 2009
  • Doe Eyed Woman
    Doe Eyed Woman
    Oil on Canvas
    20 X 16". 2009
  • The Invention of Poetry
    The Invention of Poetry
    (for Enheduana & Ilummia)
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2009
  • Four Venuses
    Four Venuses
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30". 2009
  • Inset with Compote
    Inset with Compote
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30". 2009
  • Byzantine Liaison
    Byzantine Liaison
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30", 2009
  • Cradle of Civilization
    Cradle of Civilization
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40". 2009
  • Brentwood Bedroom
    Brentwood Bedroom
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48:. 2009
  • Chambre Paris
    Chambre Paris
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 45". 2009
  • Venus of Urbano
    Venus of Urbano
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24". 2009
  • How to Draw a Cat
    How to Draw a Cat
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30". 2009
  • Climbing Parnassus
    Climbing Parnassus
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24". 2009
 

2008-2009: The Passport Paintings

The Passport Paintings are a series of oils on canvas covering a lot of territory. From George Washington to the Russian novel. From the boudoir to Old Santiago. From the origin of the world to the Queen of Hearts and everything in between. And lest something is overlooked, there is Shakespeare, who speaks to everything human under the sun and moon and stars.

In Paul Harmon’s longtime attempt to paint everything in the world, he discovered early in life that one has to find universal icons that embrace great bunches of things. And The Passport Paintings are, likewise, works in this Quixotesque quest.