A few days ago I did something I hardly ever do: I went to an art exhibition!
A local gallery is having a really fun exhibition right now called A Picture World For Big And Small that features art from children’s picture books. I love books and I love art, so naturally I’ve always been a huge fan of picture books! I dare say that some of the most intriguing and imaginative art in the world is found by looking through the children’s section in the library/book store.
Anyway, I saw a poster advertising this exhibition and instantly decided to go take a look. Markus agreed to tag along as well when I told him the gallery has a cafeteria. :P
It was really fun to do something different. I love going to galleries and museums when travelling, but for some reason I always kinda forget about them when at home. Maybe because it’s so much easier to just stay at home playing video games and watching movies? ;)
The entrance to the exhibition. The shelves on the wall are full of books with illustrations by the featured artists.
Art by Stina Wirsén
For some reason I really loved the figure in the middle. It’s creepy, but in a cute way.
I was a huge Moomin fan as a kid, still am actually :love: I love her stories and I love her drawing style! It’s cute and colourful but with a sometimes almost eerie feel. I was really happy to see her work in the gallery.
More Tove Jansson
I wonder what you’d have to pay for one of her drawings? ‘Cause I would love to have one of these on my wall!
Personally, I think they could’ve done something more with the decor considering it’s an exhibition about art for children, but I guess small town galleries doesn’t have funds to go to crazy. They did have some fun cloud-shaped seatings I really liked :)
And now I really want to be a children’s book illustrator… *sigh*