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Jean Cocteau – Harlequin Portrait

Jean Cocteau, Harlequin Portrait is an original Pastel on Paper Drawing from 1954.  It is signed and dated by Cocteau in the lower right.

Jean Cocteau worked across almost every artistic discipline, exploring writing, painting and drawing, theatre and film, linking disparate forms of art making in explorations of myth, contemporary life, dream and sexual identity. Cocteau began as a poet but aspired toward the creation of worlds into which an audience could be immersed. He drew from many influences, filtering the world around him through his personal sensibility and life experiences. Cocteau, though controversial among his peers due to his eagerness to please, valued collaboration and his receptivity to the ideas of others is evident throughout his body of work, which broke new ground in creating links between different styles, media and periods.

Title

Harlequin Portrait

Medium

Pastel on Paper

Year

1954

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed and dated

Size 13.75 x 10.5 (in)
35 x 27 (cm)
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Jean Cocteau, Harlequin Portrait is an original Pastel on Paper Drawing from 1954.  It is signed and dated by Cocteau in the lower right.

Jean Cocteau worked across almost every artistic discipline, exploring writing, painting and drawing, theatre and film, linking disparate forms of art making in explorations of myth, contemporary life, dream and sexual identity. Cocteau began as a poet but aspired toward the creation of worlds into which an audience could be immersed. He drew from many influences, filtering the world around him through his personal sensibility and life experiences. Cocteau, though controversial among his peers due to his eagerness to please, valued collaboration and his receptivity to the ideas of others is evident throughout his body of work, which broke new ground in creating links between different styles, media and periods.

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Title

Harlequin Portrait

Medium

Pastel on Paper

Year

1954

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed and dated

Size 13.75 x 10.5 (in)
35 x 27 (cm)
Price Price on Request