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Jean Cocteau – Un Toréador

Jean Cocteau, Un Toréador is an original drawing in black crayon on thin paper made in 1960.  It is signed and dated in the lower right.

Jean Cocteau was an enormously influential French artist and writer known as one of the major figures of Dada and Surrealism. With an oeuvre that spanned painting, novels, poetry, plays, and films, Cocteau established himself as a leading creative force in Paris. A regular member of the avant-garde, he maintained long-term friendships with artists such as Pablo Picasso. The job of the poet (a job which can’t be learned) consists of placing those objects of the visible world which have become invisible due to the glue of habit, in an unusual position which strikes the soul and gives them a tragic force,” he once mused.

Title

Un Toréador

Medium

Black Crayon on Paper

Year

1960

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed, dated

Size 13.5 x 10.25 (in)
34 x 26 (cm)
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Jean Cocteau, Un Toréador is an original drawing in black crayon on thin paper made in 1960.  It is signed and dated in the lower right.

Jean Cocteau was an enormously influential French artist and writer known as one of the major figures of Dada and Surrealism. With an oeuvre that spanned painting, novels, poetry, plays, and films, Cocteau established himself as a leading creative force in Paris. A regular member of the avant-garde, he maintained long-term friendships with artists such as Pablo Picasso. The job of the poet (a job which can’t be learned) consists of placing those objects of the visible world which have become invisible due to the glue of habit, in an unusual position which strikes the soul and gives them a tragic force,” he once mused.

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Title

Un Toréador

Medium

Black Crayon on Paper

Year

1960

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed, dated

Size 13.5 x 10.25 (in)
34 x 26 (cm)
Price Price on Request