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Top Artist - Jean Cocteau

Top Artiste - Jean Cocteau

"Nothing exists without disobedience to rules"

This week we are talking a little more about Jean Cocteau (1889-1963).

French poet, graphic designer, draftsman, playwright and filmmaker, Jean Cocteau is one of the most outstanding artists of the 20th century. He was the impresario of his time, the trendsetter, the good genius of countless artists and put his inspired touch on everything he created with a particular grace, an originality of every moment and a rare intuition.

Despite his literary works and artistic talents, Jean Cocteau always insisted on the fact that he was above all a poet and that all work is poetic. He left films that marked the century, such as The Blood of a Poet, Beauty and the Beast or Orpheus.

He is the author of the splendid frescoes that decorate the villa Santo Sospir in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the South of France.


Villa Santo Sospir © Romain Laprade

 

Discover lithographs and etchings by Jean Cocteau