Saturday, June 4, 2011

Norval Morrisseau Erotica (Part XI)



"Untitled" [Self Portrait], pencil on paper, 30"x22.5" 
© 1979 Norval Morrisseau ~ signed in syllabics on front & embossed lower left corner "Veritable papier d'Arches Torchon" /Click on image to Enlarge/

"As far as sex was concerned. I did everything under the sun. In those days I was a very sexually oriented person. But things change, things develop, and everything sooner or later dies. There are some things that grow, and you constantly have to sort out your thoughts and ideas."

Norval Morrisseau, 1979

"Erotica has always been an important aspect of Norval Morrisseau's art. To write about his creative opus without inclusion of erotica would make this Blog incomplete."


"Like the great Spanish artist Pablo Picasso [1], Norval Morrisseau could draw spontaneously. Never lifting his pencil until the image was complete."

The above pencil drawing shows the uninterrupted flow of the artist's pencil so evident in most of his drawings. Norval Morrisseau's drawings contains the rudimentary elements of any painting that he created. This is important to know in order to better understand Norval Morrisseau's painting techniques.

[1] - Pablo Picasso /a Spanish artist, who lived in France. Was an extremely influential artist. He produced a prolific number of artworks in his life. He lived 1881 - 1973, and had several painting styles which influenced his art.

>>> Reference posts:
- Norval Morrisseau Erotica (Part IX),
-/'Me Sexy: An Exploration of Native Sex and Sexuality'/-

* The pencil drawing on artist paper in this post: "Untitled" [Self Portrait], pencil on artist paper, 30"x22.5", © 1979 Norval Morrisseau /Private Collection /

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