Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962

Jean_Cocteau_French_Modern_Expressionist_Drawing_Old_Vintage_Cubism_Cubist_1962_01_vfow Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962
Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962
Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962
Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962
Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962
Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962
Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962
Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962

Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962
THIS WORK DEPICTS AN INTRIGUING EXPRESSIONISTIC PORTRAIT RENDERED IN VARIOUS MODERNIST COLORS. SIGNED & DATED 1962. THE FRAME SHOWS WEAR. THE ACTUAL WORK IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. DIMENSIONS: 21.5″H x 17.5″W. PRIVATE COLLECTION OF HERBERT T & NORMA JEAN FINK, THE PROMINENT FASHION FAMILY THAT SPEARHEADED THE RISE OF RODEO DR IN BEVERLY HILLS CALIFORNIA. Jean Maurice Eugene Clement Cocteau. 1889 – Maisons-Lafitte, France. 1963 – Milly-la-Foret, France. Theatre and jewelry designer, graphic artist, ceramist, poet. Born to a wealthy family in a small village, Maisons-Lafitte, near Paris, France, Jean Cocteau had a multi-faceted career as a stage designer, graphic artist, ceramist, sculptor, poet and film maker. He also had numerous love affairs with both males and females including Romanov princess, Nathalie Paley who became pregnant with his child and who, much to his dismay, terminated the pregnancy. Actors Jean Marais and Edouard Dermit were long-lasting relationships, and Cocteau adopted Dermit and cast Marais in one of his plays. Beauty and the Beast. He was open about his homosexuality and did much writing to counter homophobia. His writing and art expression was surreal, and he became an ongoing influential exponent of this style. However, he was proudest of his poetry and ever insisted that he was primarily a poet. Edith Wharton described him as a man’to whom every great line of poetry was a sunrise, every sunset the foundation of the Heavenly City… His father, a lawyer and amateur painter, committed suicide when Jean was ten years old. The young man entered a private school for four years but was expelled in 1904. In 1908, he wrote poetry for a Paris stage production by Edouard de Max, prominent tragedy writer, and the next year, he began a libretto-writing association with Sergey Daighilev, Director of the Ballet Russes. His first published poetry was. Which he completed at age 19. During World War I, Cocteau drove an ambulance but was arrested and his war service was terminated. He became associated with artists and writers well known to the Parisian scene including Marcel Proust, André Gide and Pablo Picasso whom he met in 1917. The two of them joined Diaghilev in Rome where Picasso did the set designs and Cocteau writing for the ballet. Cocteau also founded a publishing company, which published his writings as well as musical scores of Stravinsky. In 1918, he formed an intense friendship with Raymond Radiguet, then age 15, and a talented writer whose work Cocteau promoted. Reportedly his death from typhoid fever five years later was so disturbing that Cocteau turned to opium, but counter to this theory is the fact that Cocteau did not attend the funeral and that he left town with Diaghilev for a ballet production. During a recovery time from opium, he did much of the writing for which he is admired including. A stage play, and a novel. Several years later, his first film. Blood of a Poet. Was released, and he finished a play. Which some regard as his greatest play. A period of about fifteen years followed when his opium addiction interfered with his productivity, but a triumphant’return’ for him was his film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast titlted. La Belle et la Bete. He also adapted several plays to films. In 1954, Jean Cocteau was elected to the Royal Academy of Belgium and the next year to the Académie Français. Other recognition included memberships in the German Academy of Berlin, the American Academy, Mark Twain Academy, and Honorary Chairmanship of the Cannes Film Festival. In 1959, he directed his last film. The Testament of Orpheus. Which had cameo appearances of well-known people in the artist such as Picasso. Cocteau died in 1963 of a heart attack at his home, a chateau at Milly-la-Foret, France, several hours after hearing of the death of his close friend, Edith Piaf. In 1940, Cocteau had written a play for starring Piaf. It was very successful. This item is in the category “Art\Art Drawings”. The seller is “vintagerotty” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
  • Artist: Jean cocteau
  • Unit of Sale: Single Piece
  • Signed By: Jean cocteau
  • Size: Medium
  • Signed: Yes
  • Material: Colored Pencil
  • Item Length: 17 in
  • Region of Origin: France
  • Framing: Framed
  • Subject: Expressionist portrait
  • Type: Drawing
  • Year of Production: 1962
  • Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
  • Item Height: 21 in
  • Style: Modernism
  • Features: One of a Kind (OOAK)
  • Production Technique: Original drawing
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Item Width: 17 in
  • Culture: Mid century modern cubist cubism
  • Time Period Produced: 1960-1969

Jean Cocteau French Modern Expressionist Drawing Old Vintage Cubism Cubist 1962

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