Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau [electronic resource] : art and the colonial narrative in the Canadian media / Carmen L. Robertson
- Robertson, Carmen L., 1962-
- Winnipeg, Manitoba : University of Manitoba Press, 
- Physical Description:
- vii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Discipline, performativity, and Morrisseau -- Mythmaking and primitivism -- 1962: Morrisseau's arrival -- 1970s: the shaman arrival -- 1980s: an unruly international art star -- 2006: re-mythologizing Mishomis.
- "Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau examines the complex identities assigned to Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau. Was he an uneducated artist plagued by alcoholism and homelessness? Was Morrisseau a shaman artist who tapped a deep spiritual force? Or was he simply one of Canada's most significant artists? Carmen L. Robertson charts both the colonial attitudes and the stereotypes directed at Morrisseau and other Indigenous artists in Canada's national press. Robertson also examines Morrisseau's own shaping of his image."--
"Using discourse analysis methods, Robertson looks at news stories, magazine articles, and film footage, ranging from Morrisseau's first solo exhibition at Toronto's Pollock Gallery in 1962 until his death in 2007 to examine the cultural assumptions that have framed Morrisseau."--
- 9780887558108 (paperback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-214) and index.
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