Sep 28, 2016 — Jan 15, 2017
Avenue Winston Churchill
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This exhibition provides an opportunity to decipher the art of Hergé, an illustrator who used every means at his disposal and never failed to take inspiration from other art forms. Ancient and primitive civilisations were fascinating to him. He always held the grand masters in high regard. He even branched out into painting himself during the 1960s. It was at this point that he developed a passion for some of the most avant-garde artists of the era, collecting works by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Fontana, Dubuffet, Raynaud and others. In his strips, as in cinema, painting and photography, he explored new angles, framing techniques and perspectives. A whole range of processes helped him compose his stories, powerful sequences and images that have made an impression on generations of Tintin readers.
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