December 20 to February 19, one free exhibition of the universe of
Hergé in the Centre Pompidou. The father of Tintin, through his
life and its work.
Hergé lives in the Pompidou Center. The draughtsman would have
been 100 years old in 2007, but its works they did not take a wrinkle.
Laurent Lebon, responsable of the exhibition, says “finally,
there are all in us something of Tintin”. And it is true. When the
drawings and exposed original boards are looked at, we fall down in
childhood. We can only be filled with wonder in front of work at the
artist. And the Pompidou Center made the things into large to accompany
the visitor and to emphasize the hundreds of works proposed. Outside,
the rocket of Objective the Moon is posted on “the largest cover of the
history of the center”. On the ground, the signs of expression
characteristic of the characters of Hergé are represented, as
well as the swearwords of the Hadock captain. “Of people lengthen even
at side to be caught in photograph”, has fun Laurent Lebon.
The homage to the draughtsman is conceived in two parts: life and the
work of the artist on the one hand; an approach set of themes of its
work in addition. The spectator can thus decide direction of his visit:
the goal is “to turn around works, I did not want to weary the public”,
adds Laurent Lebon. The back of the decoration thus is discovered.
First drawings of schoolboy of Hergé to the last unfinished
volume of Tintin (Tintin & Alph-art) while passing through other
less known characters: OJ, Zette and Jocko and the two rascals Quicke
A voyage in the heart of the work of Hergé to better discover
the man. Maniac, obsessed detail, Hergé redrew and stuck over
his boards of the elements of the sketch to reach the perfection. He
even said: “And I draw, and I erase, and I gum, and I start again until
I would be satisfied. But it sometimes happens to me to bore paper by
work over again a character! …”. As example, “the black island” knew
three versions before being published.
With the ray of the scarcities: the original album of the Blue Lotus
(presented for the first time since 18 years), covers of Small
Twentieth, Valiant Hearts and the Newspaper of Tintin, of the
self-portraits of Hergé in the form of caricature, as well as a
film showing the artist in full action, where appear gradually, under
the clear line, so distinctive features of Tintin and Milou.
The Pompidou Center signs here, for his 30 years, an exhibition to
several levels of reading. All the members of the family, tintinophiles
informed or not, as well as the “Ornithorynques”, “Landlubbers” or
other “Zapotèques” so expensive with the Haddock Captain, will
find their account there.