Saturday, 27 January 2018

They love the laughter and they love the living..

Made it to the Moomin Tove Jansson exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery this month. It was a gorgeous retrospective of her work (not just the mooooomins), full of humour in the face of despair and respect toward nature and diversity. I loved finding her integrity evident in her choice of commissions, such as this Christmas card for Unicef (1981) 💛

Here’s a few illegal photos I managed to snap before being told off. I may or may not have missed the ❌ 📷 signs..

After Party (1941) 👇 - The range of emotions reminded me of Munch's The Dance of Life (1925) (seen at SFMOMA last Sept)


Self Portrait (1975) 👇 - Her last ever painting, loaded with pained wisdom and starkly contrasting with earlier fresh-faced and determined self portraits.

Sketch for The Last Dragon In The World (1962) 👇

And a familiar summertime scene.. 👇