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Tove Jansson (1914-2001)

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art, literature, moomins
Moomin House 1976-1979. Built by Pentti Eskola, Tuulikki Pietilä and Tove Jansson. Moomin Museum in Tampere, Finland

Moomin House 1976-1979. Built by Pentti Eskola, Tuulikki Pietilä and Tove Jansson. Moomin Museum in Tampere, Finland

"You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is." ~Tove Jansson

"You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is." ~Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson photo credit: Tammi

Tove Jansson photo credit: Tammi

The small ascetic island of Klovharu lies off the coast of Porvoo in the Pellinki archipelago. This rocky islet in the Gulf of Finland was home to Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä for almost thirty years. http://www.moomin.com/tove/eng/saari.html

The small ascetic island of Klovharu lies off the coast of Porvoo in the Pellinki archipelago. This rocky islet in the Gulf of Finland was home to Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä for almost thirty years. http://www.moomin.com/tove/eng/saari.html

Tove Jansson sull'isola

Tove Jansson sull'isola

Tove Jansson (Klovharu)

Tove Jansson (Klovharu)

Vivica Bandler & Tove Jansson

Vivica Bandler & Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

llittle moomin sitting on the knee, from 1945

llittle moomin sitting on the knee, from 1945

Tove Jansson, SVT Bild

Tove Jansson, SVT Bild

Tove Jansson spent almost 30 summers on the very small island of Klovharu in Pellinki. She describes the little island in detail, “reflecting the way in which it represents all the aspects of Finnish nature in microcosm: the miniature forest with paths, the exposed rock face, the central lake or lagoon, the seagulls and other birds, which the author portrays as being unhappy about the invasion of their living space by two human individuals.”

Tove Jansson spent almost 30 summers on the very small island of Klovharu in Pellinki. She describes the little island in detail, “reflecting the way in which it represents all the aspects of Finnish nature in microcosm: the miniature forest with paths, the exposed rock face, the central lake or lagoon, the seagulls and other birds, which the author portrays as being unhappy about the invasion of their living space by two human individuals.”