Robert S. Beal - Surrealist - Painter/Etcher (Works in Oil and Intaglio/Aquatints/Printmaking/Etchings) - 1970-2016
Oils Etchings Graphics Pastels Poetics
Believing in progress does not mean believing that any progress has yet been made. (Franz Kafka)
(Engravings, Drypoints, Line Etchings and Aquatints) AND Oils on Canvas
1970 - 2016
Works in Oil
Oil 'The Horde' 1rstState Etching
R.S. Beal 'Portrait of Durer' Oil (detail) 36 by 24" 1997
Far left: 'The world Greed Apple' Oil / subtitle: 'The Age of Innocence' (after Dali)
the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox.
R.S. Beal 'Inventions of Culture' Oil 38 by 48" 2009 VISIT: Gallery IV
'We survive to live and we live to survive, yet the true Palace of Being seems to lay in the creativity that can surpass material endeavor'
R.S. Beal 'Inventions of Culture (DETAIL) Oil
R.S. Beal 'The Small Room' 26 by 36" Oil 1983
'Portrait of Mary' Circa: 1983-84 30 by 24" Oil (detail) Visit: GalleryII
This way thru the Promised Land Visit: Gallery II
Robert S. Beal "Pride and Vanity" 30 by 24" 2010 Oil
R.S.Beal 'Necromancer' OIL 2009
'Mount Rushmore' OIL
R.S. Beal 'Mount Rushmore, The Dissipation of Freedom' (TinkerTOYS and Clocks) Oil 36 by 24" approx. 2011
R.S. Beal 'The Visceral Origin of Surrealism' Oil 2007
(Published in Masters Encyclopedia)
R.S. Beal 'The Misanthrope' Pencil/Wax Pencil/charcoal 36 by 24" circa: 1983
-VISIT: Graphics I and Graphics II (charcoal, pencil, wax pencil, mixed)
'The Violinist' R.S. Beal 'The Muscian' (The Violinist) PENCIL
24 by 18' 2012 IN PROCESS
R.S. Beal 'Bosschart and Broken' PENCIL 2016
TIME will NOT Forgive this Wound
R.S. Beal 'The Fallen' Pencil 18 by 24" 2013 (detail)
subtitle: 'Wings of Stone" (Study for Etching 'The Fallen') Visit: EtchingII
'Footprints in the SAND', Left behind Oil
R.S. Beal "Eve After the Fall" Oil 30 by 51" 2013
subtitle: 'Footprints in the Sand' Oil
'Life seems to be an illusion that passes away long before it comes to fruition'
Rudolf Re-visited' Pencil R.S. Beal 'Hausner ReVisited' Oil (Detail) - Rudolf Hausner's (Austrian Art Club/Vienna, Painter/German) 'Adam' becomes 'Hugo' as Nagarjuna, the Great 4rth Century India Philospher, who exposed 'time' as an illusion or mental abstraction and postulated that 'space' was non-existent - Nagarjuna's original translation is scarce, but available.
(In November, 2013, the Artist suffered a devastating Studio/home fire. This work was one of hundreds of OILS and ETCHINGS, either burnt up or severely damaged, in that fire)
Visit: Gallery I ____________________________________ 'Hausner REVISITED' or Hugo as Nagarjuna OIL 22 by 26" 2009-2010
R.S. Beal 'Rage contemplating Death' Oil 2010-2011 (detail)
36 by 24"
subtitle: 'Artistotle contemplating Death (Plato)' (The Haitian Tribute), inspired by Rembrandt's 'Aristotle' (Bust of Homer) and the Haitian Earthquake Visit: GalleryII
R.S. Beal 'The Final Burn-The Cockroach King' Oil 30 by 40" 2012-2013
sub-title: 'Lucifers Domain, the Seperation of Adam and Eve' THE FIRST WORK in OIL of the New Year 2013
VISIT: Gallery ONE _______________________________________________________ all images measured in HEIGHT first, Width Second, in INCHES
Robert S. Beal 'Blue Maniken in a Box' Oil 30 by 24"
R. S. Beal 'Waves' Oil 22 by 29" approx.
Robert S. Beal OIL 2009-2012
R.S. Beal 'White Silence' OIL 24 by 36" 2009-2010
- Tribute to Yves Tanguy - from the 'PERSPECTIVES' 1952/Tanguy
R.S. Beal 'The Camel' OIL (detail) 17 by 19" 1983-84
'Homage, Yves Tanguy'
R.S. Beal "The Steroid King and His Insidious Holy Ship" Oil 2011-12
subtitle: 'The Slave Ship' "always WANTING MORE and MORE and MORE, until MORE ran out . . .
It isn't what you THINK it IS, . . IT IS what you THINK it IS NOT . . .
Three Men on a Stage - Bannana JESUS (detail) Oil and Full views
R.S. Beal 'Three Men on a Stage' (Bannana Jesus) Oil (6 by 9.6 Feet) 1986-2012 (Work in Process) completed 2012 (Detail)
Begun in 1983 (1983-1989), the work could never be shown publically or privately, due to prejudice and contempt for Surrealism. Originally stolen and put in storage, for over 25 years,
the work was recovered, and repairs made and minor alterations were completed, on the composition, to the finished work. Being too large to photograph the right and left wings are not shown
VISIT: Gallery IV (1980) Works in OIL from 1980 to 2012
R.S. Beal 'Silver Teapot with Shell' Oil 24 by 36 circa: 1995-96 (Private Collection)
R.S. Beal "Silver TeaPot" 24 by 36" 1997 VISIT: Still Life Gallery
R.S. Beal "Pottery" Oil 1996
R.S. Beal "The Broken Wheelbarrow" 24 BY 36" oil 1983-84
R.S. Beal 'Age of Innocence' Oil 35 by 22" 2008
subtitle: 'The World Greed Apple' VISIT: GalleryTWO
R.S. Beal 'Contradictory Mirrors' (detail) 36 by 45" approx. Oil
- There is a Crack in Everything . . .
That's how the LIGHT gets in . . . Lenard Cohen (Canadian Poet/Musican)
Insolence and Fantasy, Reality and stupidity
R.S. Beal "Contradictory Mirrors" (Grasping Mirrors) DETAIL Oil 2011
R.S. Beal 'Disharmony in the Universe' Oil
*Oneiric: (common use-N.Gr.) of or relating to a dream. Pertaining to a waking condition which appears dreamlike.
*Veristic (Verism): to have the 'appearance' of reality. Theory or style holding that truth and realism as (is) an aspect of art and often using contemporary material as opposed to Romanticism. The use of non-logic subliminal imagery in a realistic vein.
SURREALISTE: Initially used by Appollinaire for his fantastic farce, Les Mamelles de Tiresias (1917), which he subtitled 'un drame surre'aliste'
- The First Generation Surrealist's detested 'good taste' in art and despised any form of 'censorship' in image making. They firmly believed that 'social art' and ALL previous art was only another form of supporting the bourgeois authorities of class control -
THEY Essentially destested fine art, as a kind of cultural crutch.
A.S.I. (American Surrealist Initiative) Selected ARTIST National, Show Schedule 2008 Saginaw Arts Museum, MI - Jan. - March 2008 - Selections by Michael Bell.
Pastels: Visit - GalleryPastels
'Ginerva' R.S. Beal "Ginevra' Pastel 'The Model' 2012 Nude Female
R.S. Beal 'Portrait of George Herbert' (16th-17th Century English Poet) Pastel 25 by 19" 2014
Robert S. Beal 'Hausner and Me' (Double Self Portrait) PASTEL 19 by 25" 2015
'Homage to Rudolf Hausner' Vienna School of Fantastic Realism and SURREALISM
Urban Tulsa Arts Newspaper (Art and Music)
Selected Artist (participating artist) International Surrealist and Visionary 'BraveDestiny', Brooklyn, N.Y.Sept. 2003 WikipediaBraveDestiny Show WAH (Williamsburg Museum and Historical Center)
- Invited Artist: Galleria d'Arte III Millennio, San Marco, ITALY, Feb.2008 International 1rst group exhibition 'Art and Eros', Carnival of Eros, San Marco, Italy
- Hardback Publications: Artbuzz: Volumn 3 2010. Founder; Toney Blue, Editor: Alan Rowe (www.artbuzz.com)
International Dictionary of Artist 2011 Hardback Publications, Gloss (www.wwab.com) Inclusion: R.S. Beal 'The Visceral Origin of Surrealism OIL Visit: SlideShow for Publications
Buy online at: http://wwab.us/index.php/Order-Dictionary/vmchk.html (Dictionary of Artist)
Selected Artist: (WAH) Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., (2011), Save Japan Show (Rescue Team for Japan), Etchings and drawings (sold)
Selected Artist: Paradise Lost Weekend Show, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, N.Y., April, 2012 (Etchings: 'Portrait of Milton', Graphic works, (Adam and Eve/EtchingSuite/ Satan Rising), etc..
Showcased: 'Urban Tulsa' Weekly Arts Showcase Dec. 1 to 7, 2005. View Text article by Gretchen Collins (Arts Ed.). View Frontispiece (Cover archive) Urban Tulsa Weekly (Article: R.S.Beal - Delving in the Sureal) 12/1/2005 - 12/7/2005
Vol. 15 Issue 25. / copyright Gretchen Collins
Selected Artist: Milton's 'Paradise Lost' at the Wah, Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept 27, 2008 (Three Selected Works) R.S. Beal 'Milton' 2008
R.S. Beal 'Portrait of Yuko Nii' (Charcoal heightened with White) Collection: Yuko Nii Foundation, N.Y.
25 by 19" 2010
'Surrealist Portrait of the POET, George Herbert 16 Century English poet PENCIL 2012 'Portrait of Dr. Wickenheiser' Pencil
Permanent Collection, 'University of South Carolina - The Robert J. Wickenheiser Milton Library Collection
Dr. Robert Wickenheiser, Worlds foremost John Milton Scholar of Paradise Lost and Milton editions and archival Miltonian artifacts
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SURREALISM 'Art History' Original Movement 1924-1955 (offsite)
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