Thursday 22 July 2010

Norval Viewing Duality (1979 ) Norval Morrisseau

Norval Viewing Duality
Norval Morrisseau
1979, acrylic on canvas, est. 58" x 116"

I am intelligent, I understand how the Christian religion came to be on the other hand I know about my ancestral beliefs, their rights and wrongs, and I respect both teachings as sacred. I understand the loss I would have if I forsook my Indian religion for another and I serve both.

Norval Morrisseau

I had the profound experience of witnessing this powerhouse of a painting come into being. The raw power that eminates from this piece make it exceptional. Fine quality LE prints were produced that vainly attempt to do justice to this massive dynamo, but ultimately fail. When it comes to Shamanistic art ...size matters.


  1. That is a freaking awesome piece of art. When you find a Morrisseau gem like this - you can really appreciate his raw talent and genius. Nothing like this existed before Norval came along. One VERY cool piece of art!

  2. Agree with above. Love this site...weekly seeing new pieces that I have not seen in the past. Refreshing compared to the past trends of seeing the same old fakes surfacing at this auction house, that gallery and then on ebay. The game is over.

  3. how come these don't look anything like the so called 70s works?
    OOOOPs I forgot, these are real Norval Morrisseau works.

    Much appreciated

  4. One aspect that blows me away about this masterpiece is the room he leaves to the "air" portion of the painting. I feel the freedom that this Thunderbird enjoys.