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"WOMAN AS MUSE. 2001" 24 x 30 inches. Unframed.$500. By BART KEITH. PAYPAL SALES ONLY -ALL WORKS

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     Greetings. Welcome to an original site of Surrealist Writings & Artworks by Bartley Keith. No writings or Artworks by Bartley Keith may be used or reproduced in any form, before or after sales, without express written consent of Mr. Keith. Please note that the Ink drawings are only viewed in focus when enlarged. All artworks & writings are original by B. Keith unless otherwise giving credit to some quoted authors.
      Please enjoy all the site has to offer, save it to your Favorites-list and tell friends about the site. I hope it is a unique & enjoyable experience for you. Many Links to other Surrealist sites are available in this site. P.S. ONLY PAYPAL purchases are accepted as method-of-payment to acquire any of these Artworks. The buyer can get a Paypal account at www.paypal.com Thank you, Bartley Keith.

     Bartley C. Keith was recognized to have artistic talent by the age of 9 when he drew Jesus Feeding The 5,000 and several live portrait drawings of church members. At 17 he became serious about Art, began studying Art History, and graduated High School with a 2-year degree in Commercial Art. He has had no formal training since then. He has a great love for most Art from the Renaissance to the Present, a great love for 20th Century Art and Surrealism, most of all.

(Artist's Statement)

       The true function of Art is as Magic actions expressed in Aesthetically-Designed, Mind-Opening, Intuitive Awakenings, and as a sometimes Humorous & Life-Enriching Spiritual-Practice conjured up by the artist and explored by the viewer with different Meanings to everyone usually with a Positive Flavor or Purpose, or harmless and not immediately understood on first-viewings sometimes, but as a positive Spark of Interest and enjoyment for many years to come.  The history, rituals, and purposes of these expressed in Artistic creations began with the Alchemy and Invention of Art by shamans,  literally about 100,000 years  ago, -shown by Cave Paintings, Carvings and Figurines invented by Artistic Shamans as Spiritual Practices through Art - It is now in our genes.  At other times, just for Beautiful Mysteries and Eye-Candy for years to come. I am a Surrealist, Magic Realist, and Pop Surrealist and these are my purposes. Enjoy…

       The difference between “Fantasy Art” and “Surrealist, Pop Surrealist, or Magic Realist Art is that… “Fantasy Art” seeks to show conscious  Falsehoods in Art, while Surrealist Art is about Seeking Truths or bringing about Conscious Awarenesses of  Hidden Truths through individual & collective psyches toward Intellectual and Spiritual Growth or just for Mind-Opening Viewing Pleasures. These are the purposes and my own joy in creating Surrealist Artworks.

       B.C. Keith works in Drawings in Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil, and Ebony Pencil along with Paintings in Acrylics, Oils, and Mixed-Media as well as being a sometimes Writer as can be seen here in this site –for better or worse. A commissioned Realist artist for over 20 years, he has also sold originals and Limited Edition Prints of Realist Ink Drawings into over 500 homes in Ohio with many repeat-buyers. He has now turned definitely to doing his first Love in Art to doing Surrealist Art and other things in the Artist’s Minds-Eye of which, only he can do.

 

Thank you, Bartley C. Keith

 

 

 

DEATH'S HEAD -POEM. By B. Keith ENLARGE TO READ
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For comments or questions about the Art, Lit, or anything, write to artbreton77@yahoo.com

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"BEYOND THE GAP.2005" Photo by B. Keith
 

Beyond The Gaps

Surrealism & Magic

Realism in the spirit

of Dali & Magritte, are

2 closely related styles

with the same purposes

in mind... -opening the

subconscious mind and

gettng us in touch with

it. We carry the fact of

our subconscious re-

ality with us always. It

can be seen through and

beyond our conscious

thoughts... -like the Gap

Between the two Walls

of Trees above, symboli-

zing our conscious

thoughts in the fore-

ground.

 

This is how the Magic

Realism of Rene' Magritte

works. In Magic Realism,

we are confronted with

new & unexpected juxta-

positions of contrasting

thoughts. Then we uncon-

sciously try to fill in the

blanks of this new contrast

using our creative & sub-

conscious minds. It is the

overlooked gaps between

our conscious thoughts

which are now opened

and awakened.

 

-Bartley Keith

 

Scroll below to see more.

 

 

C'mon a little further ...

 

 

Walk This Way please.

Not like that. I'm no giraffe.

 

We're almost there.

and here we are.

Please Continue at your own pace. Enjoy.

 

"BIRTHCHAMBER OF A SURREAL VENUS"...PLEASE ENLARGE
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PEN & INK. 4.5 X 6.25 Inches by BARTLEY KEITH.$100.00 Art Unframed SALES ONLY TO U.S. ADDRESSES.

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"WOMAN AS MUSE.2001" 24 x 30 inches. Art Unframed $500. By BARTLEY KEITH. PAYPAL SALES ONLY

"Woman As Muse" -Unframed $500.

"Woman As Muse" 24 x 30 inches. Acrylic Painting & Photo Collage. $400.

"The Surrealist conceives of woman as man's mediator with nature and the unconscious, femme-enfant, muse, source and object of man's desire, embodiment of amour fou, and emblem of revolution."  -Mary Ann Caws.

"The male artist has a perfect twin in Mother Nature. It is the male Seahorse who carries and gives birth to new Seahorses. The male artist is also a Mother of Creations in his Art."  -B.K.

"Women Surrealists have developed new iconographies and mythologies, revising the premises of Surrealism and expanding the perameters of its discourse." -Mary Ann Caws from the book "Surrealism and Women". Links to Surrealist Women will be provided on a following page.

SURREALISM IS ALIVE & WELL IN THE PRESENT. IT SEEKS TO LET EVERYONE EXPLORE ITS LIBERATING PROCESSES, ENJOYMENT, AND PARTICIPATION. Current & Surrealist key-words for Subject Searches & Sites, will be shown as words ALL-CAPITALIZED & ITALICIZED, or Underlined.

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