Until 19 July. This exhibition celebrates the Salvadoran wife of Antoine de Saint-Exupry, French author of The Little Prince. The fiery Consuelo was the inspiration for the princes beloved rose in the classic fairytale first published in 1943, a year before Saint-Exupry vanished while flying a reconnaissance mission. The couple first met in 1930, when the dashing young aviator Antoine cut the engine of his plane and threatened to drown them both unless Consuelo kissed him. He proposed to her a few days later and they embarked on a stormy marriage ended only by his death. Consuelo, an author in her own right, numbered Andr Breton, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali among her friends. She died in 1979.
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Consuelo de Saint-Exupry La rosa del Piccolo Principe
Scuderie di Palazzo Santacroce, Vicolo dei Catinari 3, Mon-Sat, 11.00-19.00. Organised in collaboration with the embassies of El Salvador and France in Italy by the Istituto Italo-Latino Americano, Piazza B. Cairoli 3, Palazzo Santacroce, tel. 06684921.
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