The gouache from Dangerous Journey is getting ready for the new exhibition! It is amazing how different the illustration looks with a passe-partout. The passe-partout (or mount) is put between the artwork and the frame. There're few reasons for that. The passe-partout protects the painting by preventing it from touching the glass. It also frames the painting: Tove Jansson's handwritten notes below the painting instructed the printing house to crop the painting for the book and with these same instructions it is easy to cut the passe-partout of exactly right size. And in the end: a passe-partout enhances the visual appeal of the artwork. With this one the blue colour frames the illustration beautifully and enhances the colours and the atmosphere of the painting.

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