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Jean Cocteau – Les Trois-Yeux

Jean Cocteau, Les Trois-Yeux is a round terracotta dish, painted in colors with partial brushed glaze made in 1958.  It is inscribed ‘Edition originale de Jean Cocteau Atelier Madeline-Jolly’, and numbered from the edition of 50 on the back.

Perhaps one of the most versatile artists of his generation, Jean Cocteau was an accomplished writer, visual artist, and film maker. Cocteau, however, always considered himself primarily a poet.

In 1889 Cocteau was born to a politically prominent family in Maison-Lafitte, a small town near Paris. Cocteau’s father, a painter, committed suicide when the boy was only nine years old. By the age of fifteen he had left home to live the life of a Bohemian. Cocteau’s initial creative output was a volume of poems entitled Aladdin’s Lamp. He befriended Marcel Proust and in 1912 Léon Bakst persuaded him to write the libretto to Le Dieu bleu for the Ballets Russes which featured a young Vaslav Nijinsky. Later ballet projects saw Cocteau collaborate with Sergei Diaghilev, Guillaume Apollinaire, Pablo Picasso, and Amedeo Modigliani.

Title

Les Trois-Yeux

Alt. Title

The Three Eyes

Medium

Ceramic

Year

1958

Edition

50

Signature

Inscribed, numbered

Diameter (in)

14.5

Diameter (cm)

38

Size 14.5 (in)
38 (cm)
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Jean Cocteau, Les Trois-Yeux is a round terracotta dish, painted in colors with partial brushed glaze made in 1958.  It is inscribed ‘Edition originale de Jean Cocteau Atelier Madeline-Jolly’, and numbered from the edition of 50 on the back.

Perhaps one of the most versatile artists of his generation, Jean Cocteau was an accomplished writer, visual artist, and film maker. Cocteau, however, always considered himself primarily a poet.

In 1889 Cocteau was born to a politically prominent family in Maison-Lafitte, a small town near Paris. Cocteau’s father, a painter, committed suicide when the boy was only nine years old. By the age of fifteen he had left home to live the life of a Bohemian. Cocteau’s initial creative output was a volume of poems entitled Aladdin’s Lamp. He befriended Marcel Proust and in 1912 Léon Bakst persuaded him to write the libretto to Le Dieu bleu for the Ballets Russes which featured a young Vaslav Nijinsky. Later ballet projects saw Cocteau collaborate with Sergei Diaghilev, Guillaume Apollinaire, Pablo Picasso, and Amedeo Modigliani.

 

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Title

Les Trois-Yeux

Alt. Title

The Three Eyes

Medium

Ceramic

Year

1958

Edition

50

Signature

Inscribed, numbered

Diameter (in)

14.5

Diameter (cm)

38

Size 14.5 (in)
38 (cm)
Price Price on Request