Terrace Rooms, South Wing
London WC2R 1LA
November 12, 2015 – January 31, 2016
"Stepping inside the wonderfully eccentric world of artist-author Hergé and Tintin, his intrepid young reporter, the exhibition explores the evolution of the artwork of Hergé, from the simplicity of early newspaper strips to the genre-defining graphic work of the later books. Drawing on the archives of the Hergé Museum in Belgium, Tintin: Hergé's Masterpiece features pencil sketches, character drawings, and watercolours alongside original artwork from the finished stories.
The exhibition also reveals more about the man behind the masterpiece. Hergé had an enduring fascination with architecture and design. With his skill as an illustrator and a draughtsman's eye for design, the settings in which the stories were played out were always rendered in meticulous detail."