Storyteller producing a work about French art (5)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'storyteller' is the definition.
(Aesop is an example)
'a work about french art' is the subsidiary indication.
'work' becomes 'op' (common abbreviation for 'opus').
'about' says to put letters next to each other.
'french art' becomes 'es' (I've seen this in other clues).
'op' put after 'es' is 'esop'.
'producing' is the link.
(Other definitions for aesop that I've seen before include "Classic fable writer", "classic author", "A pose by Greek writer of fables", "his writings were fabulous", "Author of many fables", "Fabulist", "Ancient Greek author of moral tales", "A classical fable teller", "he wrote in Greek" and "Fabulous man".)