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Friday, August 10, 2012

"Corto Maltese: Viagem à Aventura" - The artwork of Hugo Pratt

The followers of the worldwide famous comic character Corto Maltese, who is also a reference of the 20th century literature, have the opportunity to see the work of his creator, the renowned Venitian illustrator Hugo Pratt.

 Presented by the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida and commissioned by Stefano Cecchetto and Cristina Taverna, the exhibition "Corto Maltese: Viagem à Aventura" brings to the public, 51 works of art - watercolours, gouache and Indian ink - portraying one of the many adventures of the errant Maltese captain: starting in Venice and passing through Africa, from Samarkand to Polynesia and from the Caribbbean to the Isla Escondida.

 Created in 1967, Corto Maltese is an eponymous character, a romantic anti-hero faithful to his ideals, a restless traveler always looking for remote places to explore, crossing moments of history as his witness.
 Through the adventures of his most famous creation, this exhibition helps the public to become familiarized with the immense work of Hugo Pratt.

"Corto Maltese: Viagem à Aventura" can be visited at the Fórum Eugénio de Almeida (Évora, Portugal), daily between 9h30 and 19h00, until December 2, 2012.    Guided tours, educational services, workshops and family activities at a symbolic price, are available through previous appointment. A Portuguese/English catalogue can also be aquired for €20.
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