Pinacotheque de Paris Presents a Retrospective Exhibition of Works by Hugo Pratt

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PARIS- The Pinacothèque de Paris presents an exhibition of works by Hugo Pratt, on view from March 17 through August 21, 2011. Thanks to this vast retrospective, the public can discover the breadth of the talent of the creator of Corto Maltese. This exhibition shows over 150 watercolors, most of them little known by the broad public, as well as historical images, more specifcally 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 frst 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. 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 literary culture – Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad, Herman Melville, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway as well as