Saturday, May 23, 2009

"Circle of Four", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau

>>> An authentic Norval Morrisseau painting at the Senate of Canada. Relocated from the 'Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room' to the private office of Mr. Charles Robert - a Principal Clerk at the 'Chamber Operations and Procedure Office' in the Senate of Canada.


"Circle of Four", Acrylic on canvas, © 1978 Norval Morrisseau
~ Signed (initalled), dated, copyrighted and titled on the reverse side ~
/Click on image to view it as posted on the Senate of Canada website/

"This work 'Circle of Four' refers to the circle as a symbol of the world and its forces. The number four is sacred for Aboriginal peoples, recalling the four ages in life, the four directions and the four seasons. It also evokes the intimate union among the inseparable elements of the harmonious universe - water, air, earth and fire - of which Aboriginal peoples are the servants and guardians."-

* This piece of art by Norval Morrisseau 'Circle of Four' was one of the 28 paintings donated (2004-2005) to the Canadiana Fund which loaned of the works of Aboriginal art hanging in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room in Parliament’s Centre Bloc. They were donated to the Canadiana Fund by the Honourable Serge Joyal, Senator, P.C., O.C. (click HERE & go to >>> 'Biography' >>> 'Heritage').

> Established in 1990, the Canadiana Fund enhances Canada’s seven official residences, as well as the Parliament Buildings, through donations and loans of historical furnishings, paintings and objets d’art.

Note: As per telephone conversation (05/21/2009) with Mr. Tõnu Onu who is also a Clerk of the Senate of Canada confirmed to me that 'Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room' does not look as presented in current picture at Senate's website (click HERE) and that completely new art collection have been presented on the room's walls which proved Norval Morrisseau painting being digitally removed from the original image by the webmaster rather than taking a brand new photograph to present current situation of the room in question (click HERE & HERE for 'before' & 'after' versions of a digital photograph of the Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room presented at Senate's website).

>>> Here is a list of the galleries that have been selling authentic Norval Morrisseau paintings of the same painting style as the painting 'Circle of Four' (1978) currently located at the Senate of Canada:

/a list in random order/

Galleries of Avalon (eBay)
Seventh Generation Gallery
Old Downtown Gallery
Qualicum Frameworks Gallery
Northwind Art Gallery
Whetung GalleryBearclaw Gallery
Maslak McLeod Gallery
Woodland Art Gallery
Gallery DeBoer
Bockley GalleryArtworld of Sherway
Ahnisnabae Art Gallery
Gallery on the Lake
Gallery Calligrammes
G.A.H enterprises
Wah-sa Gallery
Gallery 260
Arctic Fine Arts
Micah Gallery
Artcube Gallery
Bay of Spirits Gallery
Black Sheep Gallery
Woodland Gallery
Turtle Island Gallery
Redkettle Art & Collectibles
Northern Art Impressions Gallery
The Four Directions Native Art and Crafts Gallery

/I apologize if I omitted any of the galleries that should have been included on this list/-


* The painting in this posting: "Circle of Four", © 1978 Norval Morrisseau currently located in the private office of Mr. Charles Robert - a Principal Clerk at the 'Chamber Operations and Procedure Office' in the Senate of Canada that can also be found at The Parliament of Canada Web Site

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