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The first exhibition in Portugal dedicated to Tintin’s creator presents outstanding works from the Hergé Museum and reveals the various facets of the author, from illustration to cartoons, advertising, print, fashion design and visual arts.

This exhibition is dedicated to Georges Remi, the multi-talented artist known as “Hergé”.

Co-produced with the Hergé Museum of Louvain-la-Neuve, the show brings together an important selection of  documents, original drawings and various other works by Tintin’s creator, through which visitors can decipher the art behind this creative genius who deployed every means available to his compositions, from illustration to cartoons, advertising, print, fashion design and visual arts.

Inspired by several artistic movements of his time – from pop art to abstract art through to minimalism –, this self-taught artist was also interested in ancient civilisations and the so-called “primitive arts”.

What makes Hergé's art truly unique and distinct from other cartoonists is his extraordinary capacity to represent reality in such a creative but familiar way that readers can easily see themselves in this universe built from scratch. With simple lines made with impressive precision, under the banner of his inimitable "clear line", Hergé created emblematic characters that embody society's great values.

This exhibition is a unique opportunity for visitors to discover some of the treasures from the Hergé Museum: original storyboards, paintings, photographs and archive documents.

It also provides an occasion to reveal a lesser-known artistic facet: his brilliant career as an advertising and graphic designer, showcased by his ingenious posters.

Delve into the many dimensions of this landmark artistic figure of the 20th century!


Greatness of minor art

Hergé, the art lover

Novelist of the image

Tipping point

A paper family

Coeurs Vaillants Magazine

The art of advertising

Lesson from the East

The birth of a myth



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The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us through the Information Request form.

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