Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thunderbirds of Norval Morrisseau (Part VII)

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- 1970's PERIOD
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© 1970s Norval Morrisseau
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"Norval Morrisseau's courageous and often controversial approach to his work was instrumental in encouraging First Nations people to know their spirituality, history and culture in order to better understand themselves. He taught us to be proud of who we are. He inspired countless other First Nations people to pursue a career in the arts. His legacy will remain with us and continue to inspire all Canadians for many generations to come."
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Phil Fontaine
- Assembly of First Nations National Chief
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* The painting in this posting: "Title not known", © c. 1970s Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection/

3 comments:

Ojibway Migisi Bineshii said...

I love this particular Thunderbird!

Anonymous said...

This Thunderbird is very nice. Great execution and use of space!

Thunder Bear

Spirit Walker said...

As Jack Pollock would write:

"...Norval, with his incredible ability with the formal problems of art (colour-design-space) and his commitment to the world of his people, the great Ojibway, give one the sense of power that only genius provides... It is sufficient to say that in the history of Canadian Painting, few have, and will remain giants. Norval shall."

Meegwetch, SW