Mysterious Landscape (1930). Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

Tove Jansson – Lusten att skapa och leva

22 Oct 2016–22 Jan 2017 Millesgården, Stockholm

11 Feb – 21 May 2017 Gothenburg Museum of Art

25 Oct 2017 – 31 Jan 2018 Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

An international touring exhibition, based on the Tove Jansson centenary exhibition shown at the Ateneum in 2014, presents the artist’s extensive and varied oeuvre.

Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was a fiercely independent spirit whose first priorities were freedom and intense passion for her work. She is famous throughout the world for her stories and illustrations featuring the Moomins. Jansson was an extremely versatile artist: she painted, wrote, illustrated and made comics and political cartoons. She also worked with the theatre and animated films. Although Jansson worked simultaneously with several media, she always considered herself primarily a painter.

The touring exhibition comprises approximately 170 works from the collections of Tampere Art Museum and the Ateneum Art Museum, as well as private collections. It is curated by Ateneum’s chief curator Sointu Fritze.

The exhibition is[M1]  accompanied by a publication, in Swedish and English, produced by Förlaget.