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Jean Cocteau, Londres

Jean Cocteau Londres, 1920

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Jean Cocteau, Londres
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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Drawing : ink

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    7.9 x 10.2 x 0.1 inch

  • Support

    Drawing on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    Wallector Srl
    Rome - Italy

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Londres (Smoking in the Tub) is an original, rare and important realized by the great Surrealist artist Jean Cocteau in 1920. Realized for the book "Dessins" and published in the same volume, Edition Paris, Stock, 1923, p. 54. Signed "Jean" in brown ink on the lower right corner. Prov. Pecci-Blunt Collection, Paris. The original Pecci Blunt stamp is present on the lower left corner. The Pecci Blunt stamp is also present on the back of the artwork along with the invetory number of the collection. Very good conditions. Passepartout included (cm 34 x 49).

    Jean Cocteau (Yvelines, 1888 – Essonne, 1963) was a French painter, poet, designer, playwriter, and filmmaker. Cocteau is one of the most important figures of French Surrealism. He was born to a socially prominent Parisian family. His father George Cocteau was an amateur painter who committed suicide when Jean was only a child. He soon became famous in Bohemian circles as The Frivolous Prince. In 1912, he collaborated to the Ballets Russes. After World War I, Cocteau met the poet Guillaume Apollinaire and the artist Pablo Picasso. In 1917, thanks to Sergei Diaghilev, a Russian impresario, Cocteau wrote a scenario for the ballet “Parade”; the backscene of this important ballet was realized by Pablo Picasso and the music was composed by Erik Satie. He always denied being in any way connected to the movement. In the late 1920s, Cocteau wrote the libretto for Igor Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex. In 1918, he met the French poet Raymond Radiguet. They worked and went on many journeys together. Cocteau promoted his friend's works in his artistic group. Cocteau is well-known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929) and the films The Blood of a Poet, Beauty and the Beast, and Orpheus. During World War II, he invented sets for the Théâtre de la Mode. In 1955, Cocteau was elected member of the Académie française and The Royal Academy of Belgium. He was commander of the Legion of Honor, Member of the Mallarmé Academy, German Academy (Berlin), and American Academy.
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Jean Cocteau

France Born in: 1889 Famous artist

Jean Cocteau (5 July 1889, Maisons-Laffitte – 11 October 1963, Milly-la-Forêt) was a French writer, playwright, artist, sculptor, draftsman and filmmaker. He became a member of the Académie française in 1955.

Jean Cocteau was one of the artists who marked the 20th century. He was friends with numerous avant-garde artists and an inspiration to them. A trendsetter, he inspired the artists of his generation creating portraits with a genius touch, always original and showing rare intuition and talent. From his early works to the issues in his later works, a certain "difficulty of being" is at the heart of his creation.

A multi-talented artist, Jean Cocteau first of all considered himself a poet and considered that every artwork is like poetry.

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