Art in Nature

Art in Nature

Tove Jansson


An aged caretaker at a wide outdoors exhibition, referred to as artwork in Nature, unearths couple have lingered directly to bicker in regards to the price of an image; he has a shocking recommendation that would unravel either their row and his personal ambivalence concerning the artwork marketplace. A draughtsman's obsession with drawing locomotives presents a gloomy twist to a love tale. A cartoonist takes over the paintings of a colleague who has suffered a apprehensive breakdown purely to find that his personal sanity is at risk. In those witty, sharp, frequently disquieting tales, Tove Jansson finds the fault-lines in our courting with artwork, either as artists and as shoppers. Obsession, ambition, and the discouragement of critics are all introduced into concentration in those clever and cautionary stories. Translated into English for the 1st time via Thomas Teal.

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