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A 1940s costume-inspired illustration based on Italo Calvino's novel 'If on a Winter's Night a Traveler.'
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Inspired by the chapter 'Leaning from the steep slope' in Italo Calvino's novel 'If on a Winter's Night a Traveler.'
This section of the story is about a depressed man who meets a mysterious woman on the beach sketching a dying sea urchin. He later believes the dark things he sees in the daylight are in fact 'a summon from the night.'
 
A section of the text: 'the fact is that I find in the day's light, in this diffused, pale, almost shadowless luminosity, a darkness deeper than the night's.'