Friday 14 May 2010

Norval Morrisseau Shaman Artist (2006) Greg A. Hill

Greg A. Hill - National Gallery of Canada
11" x 9" Soft Cover 188 pages

The complete background to Norval Morrisseau's art and his influence on Native American Art. Lavishly illustrated and with essays on the subject by Ruth B. Phillips & Armand Garnet Ruffo. This book has been prepared by the National Gallery of Canada to accompany the 2006 Norval Morrisseau retrospective.

French Edition

Documents the nearly sixty works in this exhibition. which reflect and elaborate on the spiritual aspects of Morrisseau's art. Greg hill provides an enlightening account of how Morrisseau's shamanistic practice and spiritual journey have shaped his art. Ruth Phillips offers a thoughtful analysis of the conditions in which this artist emerged as a major figure in Canadian art. Armand Ruffo provides an evocative description of Morrisseau's life and work that blends insight and biography from an Anishnaabe perspective. This exhibition marks the first time the National Gallery of Canada has had the privilege to present a solo exhibition by a First Nations artist.

Pierre Theberge
National Gallery of Canada

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