Saturday 21 August 2010

The Fish (c. 1960) Norval Morrisseau

(Untitled) The Fish
Norval Morrisseau
oil on moose hide stretched on willow, c.1957-1963, 13" x 30"

“I saw a sense of purpose, a direction, and an inner strength. Looking at it from a painting point of view, I found an incredible sense of design, a power of imagery, and a uniqueness. You know, there is a sense of the unique. Obviously, he is one of the few people who have interpreted the legends and myths. But, his images of those demigods, the animal world, the Merman - things of this type were unique to himself, I felt. I felt that I had not seen this before."

Jack Pollock

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