Drawings by Jean Cocteau Gouache on Paper Framed XX Century

3 Faces 8 Leaves

Code :  ARARCO0189007

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Drawings by Jean Cocteau Gouache on Paper Framed XX Century

3 Faces 8 Leaves

Code :  ARARCO0189007

not available

Drawings by Jean Cocteau Gouache on Paper Framed XX Century - 3 Faces 8 Leaves


3 Faces 8 Leaves

Artist:  Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Artwork title:  Tre volti, otto foglie

Age:  20th Century / 1901 - 2000

Subject:  Abstract Composition

Artistic technique:  Drawing

Technical specification:  Mixed Technique

Description : Tre volti, otto foglie

Gouaches on paper. On the back there are stickers from Sotheby's Auction with the artist's name and the original title "Three faces eight leaves". These are two similar drawings, with the same subject albeit with small differences, and colored with different techniques. Jean Cocteau was a multifaceted artist: writer, playwright, playwright, he also dabbled in the visual arts, loving to experiment with all the avant-gardes of his century. Jean Cocteau published his first book of drawings in 1923, at just 36 years old. In it the poet portrayed his friends Raymond Radiguet, Pablo Picasso, Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc, but also numerous scenes of Parisian daily life, Nijinski's Russian ballets, allegories, caricatures, poetic images. Cocteau reveals himself to be a talented sketcher, but above all an artist capable of capturing the essence of faces, behaviors and human weaknesses. Framed work.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, shows small signs of wear. We try to present the real state as fully as possible with photos. If some details are not clear from the photos, what is reported in the description will prevail.

Frame Size (cm):
Height: 33
Width: 69
Depth: 2

Artwork dimensions (cm):
Height: 25
Width: 62

Additional Information

Artist: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Born Maisons-Laffitte in 1889, Jean Cocteau was a French writer and playwright, but carried out a multifaceted activity, devoting himself to poetry and novels, theater and cinema, painting and drawing, illustrating many of his books. In his copious production there are traces of all the avant-garde movements, which he attempted more as an experimenter than as a true and convinced adherent. He followed the French cinematic avant-garde movement with curiosity and contributed to the notoriety of the second avant-garde. He was one of the liveliest and most discussed personalities in contemporary literature, a member of the Académie Française since 1955. His versatility, originality and enormous expressive capacity brought him international acclaim.

Age: 20th Century / 1901 - 2000

The twentieth century is characterized by the prevalence of the bourgeoisie over the working class and by the discovery that life continues to be a struggle for survival and to improve its quality. Technological progress, instead of favoring this development, becomes an instrument of mechanization and drying up of man, who needs to look for a "soul supplement" and new forms to express it. Therefore, a whole series of artistic currents are born that create works expressing the interiority of man, which evoke reality from within rather than represent it, and depict it using, freely, shapes and colors. We therefore have Decadentism with Art Nouveau, Matisse and Braque's Fauvism, Picasso's Cubism, then Expressionism with Munch, Kandinskij's Abstractionism and Metaphysical painting by Carrà and De Chirico. There are numerous currents and groups of artists and intellectuals who use Art as a Manifesto of their thought, often also with a political connotation.
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Subject: Abstract Composition

Artistic technique: Drawing

Il disegno è il processo di tracciare segni su una superficie tramite l'applicazione di una pressione o il trascinamento di un apposito strumento sulla superficie. Gli strumenti sono: matite in grafite o colorate, penna, pennelli fini con inchiostro, pastelli a cera o carboncini; i supporti tradizionali più frequenti sono carta, cartoncino, tavola, muro, tela, rame, vetro.

Technical specification: Mixed Technique

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