Who is Jean CocteauJean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (UK: , US: , French: [ʒɑ̃ moʁis øʒɛn klemɑ̃ kɔkto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic. He was one of the foremost creatives of the surrealist, avant-garde, and Dadaist movements; and one of the most influential figures in early 20th-century art as a whole. The National Observer suggested that, “of the artistic generation whose daring gave birth to Twentieth Century Art, Cocteau came closest to being a Renaissance man.”He is best known for his novels Le Grand Écart (1923), Le Livre blanc (1928), and Les Enfants Terribles (1929); the stage plays La Voix Humaine (1930), La Machine Infernale (1934), Les Parents terribles (1938), La Machine à écrire (1941)...
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Jean Cocteau Poems
- Preamble (a Rough Draft For An Ars Poetica)
Let's get our dreams unstuck
The grain of rye
free from the prattle of grass...
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Jean Cocteau Quotes
- Art is science made clear.
- Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
- I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say.
- Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.
- Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts.
Comments about Jean CocteauKodrea_: the extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness..jean cocteau kodrea as peternrachel
Neurosocialself: ‘i am so closely merged with my ink, my pulse beats into it.’ jean cocteau the difficulty of being, 1947 ‘a memoir in which he probes his motivations and philosophies, giving intimate details in soaring prose ..’
Doug_marco: jean cocteau used several different kinds of film stock because of the difficulty of getting stock immediately after the war. he claimed that the different visual textures added to the poetic effect of the film. concept art poster for jean cocteau’s beauty and the beast (1946)
Ubuweb: samuel r. delany "the orchid" (1971), experimental film shot on the lower west side of manhattan, a nod to the poetic cinema of jean cocteau. the film features a non-professional cast, drawn from the writer's friends in the sci-fi and comic book world:
Welfordwrites: the greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order. jean cocteau
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