After the huge success of the exhibition dedicated to Hugo Pratt at The Pinacoteque, with 215,000 visitors, Paris is once again celebrating the creator of Corto Maltese at the Museum of Freemasonry with an exhibition that is dedicated to the esoteric side of Hugo Pratt’s works.
In addition to his watercolors and graphic novel panels, objects, masks, and symbols related to his artwork are on display.
“Corto Maltese et les secrets de l’initiation, Imaginaires et Franc-Maçonnerie à Venise autour d’Hugo Pratt”
Museum of Freemasonry
Seat of the Grand Orient of France
16 Rue Cadet
February 15 to July 15, 2012
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 12:30 / 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Why Pratt at Grand Orient of France? “I’m an old Hugo Pratt’s reader,” the Grand Maître told us. “The culture of French Freemasonry has evolved from the quest; within it lies transcendence and a certain spirituality. With Pratt, the quest is always there, and particularly, the search for a certain otherness: a way of putting oneself at risk by leaving one’s own culture.”