Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Jean Cocteau (1889 - 1963) ...

Jean Cocteau - French Poet, Artist,Filmmaker,Novelist, and Designer.  His friends - Picasso, Marcel Proust, Andre Gide,A. Modigliani, Diaghilev - Among his friends were some of the most famous people within the artistic circles of his time.

A multi-talented artist, avant-garde filmmaker, eccentric, born into wealth in 1889. He created his own myth - represented as well in his first movie "The Blood of a Poet."
Jean Cocteau with ceramic plate...

Drawing by Jean Cocteau - 1961

"Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious." - Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau by Amedeo Modigliani

Cocteau - A member of the prestigious Academie Francaise 
(in 1955)...

1 comment:

  1. He also went to all the best balls and parties, hob-nobbed with Picasso and Jacqueline and all the photographers and designers and social the best time.
    France, what a dream: