The Pinacothèque de Paris is showing from March 17 through August 21, 2011, an exhibition of works by Hugo Pratt. Thanks to this vast retrospective, the public can discover the breadth of the talent of the creator of Corto Maltese.
Corto Maltese avec Raspoutine la Jeunesse-1985
Lo Yankee Avais un Rendez Vous-1994
This exhibition wil show over 150 watercolors, most of them little known by the broad public,as well as historical images, more specifically the whole of the 164 plates of the mythical Ballade de la mer salée. Since the retrospective in the Grand Palais in 1986 it is the first time that Paris has put on an exhibition devoted to the oeuvre of this exceptional artist, regarded as the inventor of the literary comic strip.
Corto Maltese la Jeunesse-1985
Corto Maltese les Ethiopiques-1978
Hugo Pratt’s own life is a genuine novel, characterized by a genealogy combining various cultures. His life and his work were influenced by his literacy culture – Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad, Herman Melville, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway as well as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, to whom he devoted an album at the end of his life : Le Dernier Vol – as well as by his travels to the four corners of the planet.
Esther Portfolio Farewell ladies-1986
Corto Maltese la Fable de Venise-1979
In 1967, after a journey to the Caribbean, Hugo Pratt created La Ballade de la mer salée, which was the first appearance of Corto Maltese. It was a genuine revolution in the ninth art: never before had the art of the author and the art of the storyteller been united in that manner.
Corto Maltese Rapa Nui avais un Rendez Vous-1994
“Hugo Pratt’s Imaginary Journey” is at la Pinacothèque de Paris, from 17 March 2011 to 21 August 2011