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HUGO PRATT - HORIZON LINES

MUSÉE D'AQUITAINE - BORDEAUX

Live an immersive journey into the world of the artist-drawer Hugo Pratt, alongside his many heroes, including the famous adventurous sailor Corto Maltese!
This is the purpose of this exhibition, which pays tribute to one of the greatest comic book creators.


Visitors embark on a journey through the imaginary and real worlds of Hugo Pratt, discovering the civilisations that inspired a prolific artist, influenced by the cinema, comic strips but also by the literature, the poetry and the world’s music. 
His original drawings, comic strips and watercolours, echo with ethnographic objects from the collections of the Museum of Aquitaine, French or foreign museums and private collections.



Hugo Pratt has taken his readers all over the world, with his hero Corto Maltese and other characters such as Ann in Africa or Jesuit Joe in the Canadian North. 
Find all his stopovers in a scenography inviting to travel: the great ocean, the roads of Asia, the Amazon, the Africa of masks and warriors, the peoples of the sun, the Indians, the great North, Venice.



A sound environment is added to the itinerary presenting musical instruments and original plates of female figures by Corto Maltese. Then, at the end of the exhibition, you’ll be able to discover a selection of magazine covers drawn by the author and watch the documentary film by Thierry Thomas Hugo Pratt, line for line (2016 - 56 minutes).



As well as showing a large number of original works, the exhibition also evokes his method of research (maps, manuscripts) and work with objects from his workshop: storyboards, colouring of plates, printing proofs, maps, manuscripts.
Hugo Pratt imagined hundreds of characters, main roles or sometimes simple extras, men and women, even children. Between Cush, an African rebel warrior, "Golden Mouth", a Brazilian witch, and Rasputin, back in pictures with 390 character portraits...

Statue Huaxteque, coll. musée d'Aquitaine, photo L. Gauthier, © mairie de Bordeaux
Vue de l'exposition Hugo Pratt. © photo L. Gauthier, mairie de Bordeaux
Vue de l'exposition Hugo Pratt. © photo L. Gauthier, mairie de Bordeaux
Vue de l'exposition Hugo Pratt. © photo L. Gauthier, mairie de Bordeaux
Masque Kavat. Papouasie. Nouvelle Bretagne. Population Baining. © Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle La Rochelle
Maquette de jonque. Chine. © Musée d'ethnographie Bordeaux, photo L. Gauthier, mairie de Bordeaux
Hugo Pratt à Venise (1945), ©Cong S.A Suisse, tous droits réservés
Crâne en cristal de roche. © Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris
Corto Maltese. La ballade de la mer salée, 1967 © Cong S.A. Suisse. tous droits réservés
Corto Maltese, Les Celtiques (détail), 1972 ©Cong S.A, tous droits réservés
Corto Maltese en Siberie, 1979 © Cong S.A Suisse, tous droits réservés
Cato Zoulou, 1987 ©Cong S.A Suisse, tous droits réservés
Corto Maltese - Rendez-vous à Bahia,©Cong S.A Suisse
Bouclier. Afrique du Sud. Nguni (Zoulou). © Musée des Confluences, Lyon
Vue de l'exposition Hugo Pratt. © photo L. Gauthier, mairie de Bordeaux
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General information

Musée d’Aquitaine
20 cours Pasteur
33000 Bordeaux

Tél : +33(0)5 56 01 51 00
www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr

DIRECTION

Direction :
- Laurent Védrine, musée d’Aquitaine.

Commissaires invités :
- Patrizia Zanotti, directrice générale de Cong.
- Michel Pierre, historien et écrivain.

CONTACT

CLAUDINE COLIN COMMUNICATION
3 rue de Turbigo 75001 Paris
T. +33 1 42 72 60 01