Tintin: Hergé’s Masterpiece at Somerset House

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At what can only be described as one of the grandest locations in London, Somerset House, there is a small exhibition that is celebrating the work of one of the unsung heroes of modern culture.

‘Tintin: Hergé’s Masterpiece’ is showcasing some of the work and life of Hergé and his cartoon character Tintin, who has achieved worldwide fame through his adventures with his fluffy white dog Snowy.

The exhibition isn’t the biggest, it’s easily seen in 15 minutes, so is the perfect lunch break option if you’re in the area. It’s accessible as well, anyone from kids to grandparents  will enjoy this showcase, even if they are unfamiliar with the books. One thing is for sure, Hergé is inimitable and timeless, and nobody knew this better than the cartoonist himself… There was one quote on the wall from Hergé himself, which caught my eye whilst walking around the rooms:

“Should others take over Tintin, they might do it better than me, or maybe not. One thing is certain, they would do it differently, and at the same time, it wouldn’t be Tintin anymore.”

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‘Tintin: Hergé’s Masterpiece’ is open now at Somerset House and runs until 31st January 2016. Entry is free.

Words and Pictures by Jordan Wharf-Young