The exhibition is promoted and organized by the Fondazione Palazzo Ducale per la Cultura and CMS. Cultura, and its curator is Patrizia Zanotti, general manager of Cong, who has perfectly traced a new itinerary from Genoa to the places of Pratt’s imagination overseas.
As Patrizia Zanotti explains, “Yes, because Pratt, with his adventurous life, is no less than his emblematic character: from Venice, his birthplace, to colonial Africa where he spent his adolescence with his military father, to Argentina in the 50s, and back to Venice, passing through Genoa, Milan, Paris, Lausanne. . from where Corto leaves for the legendary places that have been part of his reference literature: the Caribbean, the Amazon, Asia, Venice, Normandy and England to the mythical Stonehenge, and again Africa until Mū, the lost continent. ”
So let’s get ready to set sail on this journey through more than 200 original watercolors, illustrations, literary references and stories about idealists, revolutionaries, adventurous women and extraordinary men, from Lieutenant Koensky to Anna Livingstone, from Ticonderoga to Corto Maltese. To resume Wheeling, the path this time will be that of newfound friendships.