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Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

France • Born in: 1889

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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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Arlequin mains sur les hanches, Jean Cocteau

Arlequin mains sur les hanches

Jean Cocteau

Fine Art Drawings - 17.6 x 12.8 x 0 inch

$6,334

Europe - Les fondateurs de l'Europe, Jean Cocteau

Europe - Les fondateurs de l'Europe

Jean Cocteau

Print - 13 x 18.1 inch

$243

Divinity - III, Jean Cocteau

Divinity - III

Jean Cocteau

Fine Art Drawings - 12.6 x 10.2 x 0 inch

$24,280

Europe - L'Europe pont des civilisations, Jean Cocteau

Europe - L'Europe pont des civilisations

Jean Cocteau

Print - 13 x 18.1 inch

$243

J'ai Vu à la Foire une Femme Nue Marcher au Plafond, Jean Cocteau

J'ai Vu à la Foire une Femme Nue Marcher au Plafond

Jean Cocteau

Fine Art Drawings - 10.5 x 8.2 x 0.1 inch

$29,558

Couple de danseurs Barcelone, Jean Cocteau

Couple de danseurs Barcelone

Jean Cocteau

Print - 19.7 x 25.6 x 0.1 inch

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La difficulté d'etre, Jean Cocteau

La difficulté d'etre

Jean Cocteau

Fine Art Drawings - 6.6 x 4.1 x 0.4 inch

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De ses filles, de son vin, un français peut être vain, Jean Cocteau

De ses filles, de son vin, un français peut être vain

Jean Cocteau

Print - 15 x 11 x 0.1 inch

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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.

What is Jean Cocteau’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Famous Illustrators, Classically-Inspired Illustrative Artists

When was Jean Cocteau born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1889